The Challenge Islamophobia Project offers lessons and resources to teach all of us to rethink what we know about Islamophobia.

Visit our newly launched website, for free, downloadable lessons and recommended resources for the classroom.
Countering Islamophobia in Classrooms and Schools
September 26, 8:00-9:30PM ET
American Friends Service Committee, in partnership with Teaching for Change Muslim ARC University of Illinois-Chicago College of Education , and the  Massachusetts Teachers Association , is hosting an interactive webinar that will introduce you to two innovative curricula that will help students: 

  • Build an understanding of the structural roots of anti-Muslim racism and its impact.
  • Unpack dominant narratives around Muslims and Islam.
  • Understand Islamophobia as both individual acts and institutional state violence.
  • Develop skills to speak out and take action against anti-Muslim racism.
Who Benefits from Islamophobia? Investigating the Profit Motive Behind Bigotry and Discrimination

This lesson gives participants an opportunity to investigate some of the individuals, organizations, and corporations that benefit from anti-Muslim hate through a role play activity. 
What is Islamophobia? Interpersonal vs. Structural Discrimination

This lesson asks participants to construct a definition of Islamophobia using a variety of evidence, including poetry, media images, news clips, and research data.
American Hate: Lessons from Survivors

This lesson raises awareness of hate crimes and their impact through survivor testimonials included in  American Hate: Survivors Speak Out , edited by Arjun Singh Sethi.
Black Muslims in the United States: An Introductory Activity

This interactive lesson introduces participants to Black Muslims in U.S. history through a meet-and-greet activity.
Black Athlete Protest: The Case of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

This lesson, drawing on the story of NBA basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf who refused to stand for the U.S. national anthem in 1996, gives participants the opportunity to hear diverse Muslim perspectives within a U.S. context.
Whose Terrorism? Part II: Analyzing Stories of Individuals

This lesson gives learners an opportunity to critically analyze the word “terrorism” by sharing the real-life stories of Muslims and those targeted as Muslim post-9/11 through a role play activity.
Human Rights in National Security: An Educator's Toolkit

This toolkit was created by HR Educators USA and Amnesty International with a team of educators, including Teaching for Change's Challenge Islamophobia Project director.
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