Seventh graders at Orinda Intermediate School are taking a personal approach to the study of Islam by inviting Shajee Syed-Quadri to be a guest speaker in their world history class. As president of the Muslim Student Association at Irvington High School, Shajee shares stories about what it's like to be a typical American teenager and a practicing Muslim. This peer-to-peer program breaks down religious and cultural stereotypes, and provides the space for students to connect and learn from each other. This film is part of a series featuring Facing History and Ourselves.
Shajee’s Story; Middle School Students Learn About
Subject English Language Arts — Language, Writing • Health and Wellness — Injury Prevention and Safety • Social Emotional Learning
Grade Level Grades 3-12, Specialized Instructional Support Personnel