Showing posts with label Islam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Islam. Show all posts

Monday, September 5, 2011

Inside Islam - What a Billion Muslims Really Think

This week's Snag Learning Film of the Week is Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. The film is based on the work of Gallup researchers who interviewed tens of thousands of people in 35 predominantly Muslim countries. The researchers asked questions like "What do Muslim women really want?" and "What do Muslims like and dislike about the West?" The film presents the researchers' work to challenge some popular notions and misconceptions about the feelings of Muslims toward the United States. You can find the film here.

Applications for Education
Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think could be a good film for high school social studies teachers. You might considering doing a prior knowledge check before showing the film then afterward have students note how their "knowledge" changed after watching the film.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Inside Mecca - National Geographic Film

If you teach any lessons on comparative religions and or comparative culture, this video from National Geographic (hosted by Snag Films) may be of use to you. Inside Mecca is an in-depth look at the principles of Islam, the significance of Mecca, and the stories of pilgrims to Mecca.

Click here if you cannot see the video.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Safer Stoning at Hajj

Yesterday, Reuters published a short video outlining changes made in Mecca to ensure a higher level of safety during the Hajj. The video is embedded below.

As he does for most major events around the world, Larry Ferlazzo has created a nice collection of resources for teaching and learning about Eid al-Adha.

Applications for Education
If you teach any lessons about Islam or any comparative religion lessons, you should check out the resources curated by Larry Ferlazzo. The video from Reuters could be useful for examining the logistics of having millions of people gathering in one place.