Islamophobia: A People’s History Teaching Guide
Two new lessons are available to help us challenge Islamophobia and rethink what we know about the history of Muslims in the U.S., including the fact that Islamophobia is rooted in a history of racism. In addition to narrative-changing content and inclusive teaching strategies, our lessons elevate the voices of activists building justice.
American Hate: Lessons from Survivors
This new lesson raises awareness of hate crimes and their impact through the survivor testimonials included in  American Hate: Survivors Speak Out , edited by Arjun Singh Sethi.
Black Athlete Protest: The Case of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
This new 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.
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.
Additional Lessons Coming Soon
These lessons are being piloted in classrooms to collect teacher and student feedback.

  • What is Islamophobia? A Jigsaw Activity
  • Who Benefits from Islamophobia? A Role Play
  • Latinx Muslims: Stereotypes and Surveillance
  • Imagining Justice: Anti-Islamophobia Activism
Help us add new lessons that challenge Islamophobia. With your support , in 2019 Teaching for Change will:

  • Post the lessons online for free download
  • Hold teacher workshops
  • Share books that challenge Islamophobia with teachers
Your support helps Teaching for Change provide teachers and parents with tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world.

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