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Source: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies – University of Illinois
* Cross-Culture Head Coverings
* Cross-Culture Veiling Lesson Plan
* Annotated Resources on Veiling
* Middle Eastern Dress Vocabulary
* Dress Vocabulary CrossWord
* Middle Eastern Dress Quiz
* Middle Eastern Dress Word Search
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A brief exploration of the complex topic of hijab and face-veiling in Islam
Why do Muslim women wear the hijab?
Eighteen year old Canadian Muslimah Sumayyah Hussein explains. (Followed by discussion points for young people.)
Pictures and explanations of various types of headwear..
Veiled in Controversy
New concerns of girls and women about wearing distinctively Muslim garments.
Lesson plan developed by Cynthia McNulty, Oakland Catholic High School
Grade Level: Advanced Placement World History
MashAllah. This is a photo blog dedicated to hijabis. It features photos of various women in hijab.
Enter the site here.
Author: T. S. Hattar
Level: High School
This lesson plan offers students to explore questions pertaining to the Muslim custom of veiling as it exists in contemporary society, both in the Middle East and the United States. This topic is particularly relevant as a means of allowing students to understand that modernity is a circumstance created by changing economic circumstances and that veiling, rather than being seen as a “traditional” holdover, is a response to modern circumstances.