Interfaith

Lesson Plan for Sikh Way of Life Videos

Three Films Produced and Directed by Sikh Youth

Grade Level: 
high
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Sikh Way of Life: Three Videos (United Sikhs Video Contest)

This is the winning video for the United Sikhs and Not In Our School Anti-Bullying Video Contest. This video shares the story of Sahib Singh, a Sikh youth who encountered bullying in Stockton, CA. Sahib turns to his Sikh community to get the courage to stand up and speak out against bullying and intolerance.

Shajee's Story: Middle School Students Learn About Islam

Seventh graders at Orinda Intermediate School are taking a personal approach to the study of Islam by inviting Shajee Syed-Quadri to be a guest speaker in their world history class. As president of the Muslim Student Association at Irvington High School, Shajee shares stories about what it's like to be a typical American teenager and a practicing Muslim. This peer-to-peer program breaks down religious and cultural stereotypes, and provides the space for students to connect and learn from each other. This film is part of a series featuring Facing History and Ourselves. 

Class Actions in the Classroom: A Compilation of Lesson Ideas

Schools and college campuses are screening Not In Our Town: Class Actions across the country. Here we will compile ideas on how to use this PBS program in your classroom.

Thanks to Newcomers High School (Long Island City, NY) teacher Julie Mann and Lakewood High School (Lakewood, OH) teacher Joe Lobozzo for preparing these comprehensive materials. 

Pre-Screening Activities 

Grade Level: 
middle

Class Actions Screening Questions, Part 2: Indiana

Find previews and information about Class Actions at niot.org/ClassActions

Written by: Julie Mann, Newcomers High School teacher, and Joe Lobozzo, Lakewood High School teacher

Vocabulary:

Hate crime
Anti-semitism
Hanukah
Menorah
Rabbi

 

Grade Level: 
high

Activity Guide: Sample Not In Our School Week from Gunn High School

Gunn High School in the Palo Alto Unified School District has held a Not In Our School campaign at their school for nearly a decade. The objective of the weeklong campaign is to “promote acceptance, awareness and identity within the PAUSD community” and “to help the Gunn community increase understanding and encourage discussion about the diversity and race relations Gunn.”

Grade Level: 
high

Original Not In Our Town Story

An excerpt of the critically acclaimed PBS documentary that tells the uplifting story of how the residents of Billings, Montana, joined together when their neighbors were threatened by white supremacists. Townspeople of all races and religions swiftly moved into action. Religious and community leaders, labor union volunteers, law enforcement, the local newspapers and concerned individuals stood united and spoke loudly for a hate-free community, proclaiming in no uncertain terms "Not In Our Town!" (5:32)

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