Headlines about Islamic extremist attacks in Syria, Paris, and San Bernardino, California, along with rhetoric from the presidential campaign targeting Muslim immigrants, have raised anti-Muslim hostility to levels not seen since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
PBS’s POV documentaries are a valuable resource for teachers and students. Did you know that more than 80 POV films are available to educators and librarians for free? Use the companion lesson plans to present POV films to your class.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Dr. Judith Myers-Walls, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, was getting ready for work and watching the morning news when she saw the tragic events of that day unfold. She had significant experience with preparing materials to help parents and other adults talk to children about media events such as those.
Published by the Cultural Orientation Resource Center, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), the Refugee Backgrounder provides resettlement communities with basic information about Syrian refugees. It includes a brief guide to Syria’s history, people, and cultures and looks at the current crisis in Syria and conditions faced by refugees.