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
Overview of Lesson Plan:In this lesson, students learn about Pope Benedict XVI’s apology for offending Muslims with a speech he made in September, 2006. They then investigate other examples of papal apologies in recent history, citing the original events they addressed, and the public reactions to them.