Author(s)
Annissa Hambouz, The New York Times Learning Network
Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Subjects: Geography, Global History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Interdisciplinary Connections

Overview of Lesson Plan:In this lesson, students learn about the role of females in Syria’s Islamic revival. They then take part in a fishbowl discussion on religious and national identities, women’s rights, and the notion of tradition versus religion.

Lesson Plan