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Eraqi, Monica M. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2015
Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans live within the United States surrounded by misconceptions about their culture and religion, in part because of the limited inclusion of positive contributions by these groups within the social studies curriculum. This article attempts to highlight Arab-American and Muslim-American contributions within the U.S.…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Resources, Misconceptions
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Bucher, Katherine T. – Middle School Journal (J1), 2010
Middle school is a time of many changes for young adolescents. They are "searching for individual identity, struggling with society's norms, and grappling with moral issues." They are changing and maturing physically, cognitively, socially, and psychologically as they develop their identities; establish, maintain, and end friendships and social…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Arabs, North Americans, Adolescents
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Wingfield, Marvin; Karaman, Bushra – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Maintains that negative stereotypes of Arabs permeate U.S. popular culture. Discusses Arab stereotypes among educators and the effects of stereotyping on Arab American students. Describes efforts used in the Dearborn, MI, schools to eliminate stereotypes and integrate into the curriculum the study of Arab culture. (CFR)
Descriptors: Arabs, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students
Suleiman, Mahmoud F. – 1996
This article presents relevant information about Arab American children as a guide for multicultural teachers. Given the alarming impact of cultural conditioning in American society, the previously invisible Arab Americans and their children have become visible in a negative way. Current cultural conditioning does not allow Arabs to see themselves…
Descriptors: Arabs, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
Hooglund, Eric, Ed. – 1985
This book is the second in a series of works that seeks to examine the Arab-American experience. The original 1984 publication, "Taking Root, Bearing Fruit: The Arab-American Experience" featured surveys of 12 communities in all geographic regions of the United States. Such was the response to that report that its creators decided to continue the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
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McQueeney, Krista – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This article presents a critical media literacy technique for teaching about the social construction of terrorism. In a post-9/11 context where the human rights of Arabs and Muslims in the United States and overseas are threatened by drone attacks, profiling, detentions, and hate crimes, educators must not shy away from this issue. I use visual…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Islam, Arabs, Muslims
Suleiman, Mahmoud – 2000
External influences in the universal culture have significantly affected the image of Arab Americans and their children. Although Arab Americans are less visible than other minorities, the anti-Arab perception in the media makes them more visible in a negative way. Based on an ethnographic study investigating the experiences of Arabic-speaking…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Context, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
Zogby, James, Ed. – ADC Issues, 1984
This document reports on an examination of lifestyles, cultures, and heritage of Arab communities within the United States. After a historical overview of the arrival and settling of Arab-Americans in wave after wave of immigration, the work provides close-up views of different communities across the country. Each of those views introduces a few…
Descriptors: Arabs, Community Study, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants
Michalak, Laurence – 1988
This document addresses the negative image of Arabs among the U.S. public. While formal education has created many of the misconceptions about Arabs that abound in the west, many of the misconceptions come from the informal education of popular culture. The western image of the Arab is possibly more interesting than the reality of Arab culture.…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Stereotypes, Islamic Culture, Negative Attitudes
Hefny, Mostafa – 1986
Developed as an annotated guide to instructional materials for teaching about the Arab world, this publication is a resource tool for classroom instruction, development of curricula, professional development, and selection of library resources. Recommendations are made based on a careful evaluation of educational soundness, ethnic authenticity,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Development
American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC. – 1993
This document lists resources and suppliers for teachers who want to obtain balanced and accurate resources for teaching about Arab culture. The Arab-American community provides a wealth of personal experience and expertise. There is no more effective teaching aid than first hand accounts of major historical events, sharing a taste of Arabic home…
Descriptors: Arabs, Area Studies, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness
Shabbas, Audrey – AWAIR's Middle East Resources, 1991
This newsletter issue brings to students' attention some of the topics they could explore in working toward an award that the Arab World and Islamic Resources and School Services (AWAIR) organization presented to students participating in History Day 1991. The special category of the awards is Arab or Islamic history. The topics presented were not…
Descriptors: Arabs, Civil Rights, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
Sabbagh, Suha J. – 1990
This document discusses the treatment of Arabs in the western media. The main portion concentrates on the image of Arabs presented in American novels. Because television and films present visual images that communicate a powerful message in a matter of seconds, stereotyping appears as a shorthand form of communication and is, to a certain extent,…
Descriptors: Arabs, Ethnic Stereotypes, Majority Attitudes, Mass Instruction
Hay, William Anthony – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2003
On May 3-4, 2003, the Foreign Policy Research Institute held its tenth History Institute for Teachers. Forty-two teachers from fourteen states participated in a weekend of lectures and seminars, featuring seven outstanding scholars. Although Muslims define themselves and the Christian West in terms of religion, Western countries view relations…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Arabs, Conflict
Macron, Mary – 1992
This booklet, designed to provide educational materials on Arab history and culture, describes the contributions of Islamic civilization to western civilization. To be Arab, like American, was and is a cultural trait rather than a racial mark. To be Arab meant to be from the Arabic speaking world of common traditions, customs, and values shaped by…
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Architecture, Area Studies
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