Park 51 Mosque Debate

PARK 51 Debate

Barbara Cervone from What Kids Can Doshares this “In The News” curriculum resource: Tanenbaum’s Religion and Diversity Education program specializes in multi-cultural/coexistence education that includes religion as a component of identity to be recognized and respected. Tanenbaum tackled the divisive mosque debate by creating resources for educators to help turn the Park51 controversy into a lesson in coexistence. Included with this Curriculum Guide are balanced materials and resources to address this contentious conflict. Click the link below to download your free copy.

https://www.tanenbaum.org/programs/education/turning-park51-teachable-moment-curriculum-guide-and-fact-sheets

To learn more about the Tanenbaum organization, click the link below.

https://www.tanenbaum.org/about

One Response to Park 51 Mosque Debate

  1. SLC says:

    This public debate has brought out the very worst and the very best in humanity. My students enjoyed hearing from the mother of one of the 9-11 victims (see blog’s In the News section for link). I opened class last week by showing students the front cover of the NYTimes whch had a great photograph of protesters yelling and waving their signs. I then showed the short MSNBC video clip that the blog has linked in the drop-down page titled: 9-11 Anniversary. We spent about ten minutes just sharing our thoughts about the possibility of buidling a mosque near the World Trade Towers and discussing the fear and anger that this debate brings out in people. I hope to start class at least one day each week with a similar time for reflection. Keep up the resources.

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