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
Interdisciplinary Connections

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.

Lesson Plan