Muslims in Brooklyn: Using Oral Histories in the Classroom

Muslims in Brooklyn: Using Oral Histories in the Classroom
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Organizing Institution: Center for Brooklyn History Education
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: December 8, 2021 (11:00pm)
End Date: December 9, 2021 (12:30pm EET)
Cost: Free
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Listen and interact with oral histories and learn how you can bring lessons into your classroom that expose and counter Islamophobia.

For well over a century, Muslims have lived, worked, and prayed in Brooklyn, making it a major center of Muslim life for New York City and the nation. As such, the histories and experiences of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities provide compelling material for culturally relevant conversations on religious diversity and pluralism in our classrooms.

Join us for the second in a series of professional learning events for educators centered on Muslims in Brooklyn, a public history project by Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History designed to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities. Fellow educator and curriculum author Dr. Habiba Noor will lead us through an active listening session as we present the oral history of a Muslim in Brooklyn narrator. Attendees will learn methods to engage students in listening and analysis of primary source material and the role oral history can play in creating culturally-responsive classrooms. Then, artist Alison Kysia will share lesson plans from the Challenge Islamophobia project and her current project, 99 Clay Vessels: The Muslim Women Storytelling Project. Educators will view component parts of the 99 Clay Vessels Project and generate ideas about how to engage student learning.

Attendees are eligible for 1.5 CTLE credits.

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