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ERIC Number: ED479848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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Scarves of Many Colors: Muslim Women and the Veil. A Memorial Curriculum in Honor of the Life and Work of Joan Hawkinson Bohorfoush.
Bigelow, Bill; Childs, Sandra; Diamond, Norm; Dickerson, Diana; Haaken, Jan
The curriculum delineated in this guide is aimed at multiple settings, outlining units on current affairs, globalization, religious and cultural identities, women and gender roles, social theory and social analysis, discrimination, and resistance to commodification. It is adaptable for age groups ranging from middle school through college. The guide notes that as an Islamic practice, "veiling" is a matter of degree ranging from the colorful head scarf to the black face and full body veil; veiling may have had its origin in the protection, honor, and distinction of women in Byzantine and Persian societies, and spread by conquering Muslims who assimilated the practice. It is the context that provides much of the meaning--nothing can be understood in and of itself, apart from its social context. Following a "Memoir of Joan Hawkinson Bohorfoush" and an Introduction, there are four lessons: Lesson (1) "Covered Women, Uncovered Stereotypes"; Lesson (2) "Listening to "Scarves of Many Colors"; Lesson (3) "International Tribunal on Women and the Veil"; and Lesson (4) "Student as Interviewer". Each lesson presents an overview, cites materials needed, suggests a step-by-step procedure for classroom implementation, and provides student handouts. Contains an annotated list of interviews, books, magazines, and movies that deal with Muslim women and the practice of covering. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
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