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Zinn Education Project
by Alison Kysia When I teach history related to Islam or Muslims in the United States, I begin by asking students what names they associate with these terms. The list is consistent year after year: Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Muhammad Ali. All of these individuals have affected U.S. history in significant ways. If we take a step back and look at the messages these figures communicate about Muslims in U.S. history, we see a story dominated by men and by the Nation of Islam. Although important, focusing solely on these stories leaves us with a skewed view of Muslims in U.S. history.

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6 Classroom Games You Can Use To Re-Energize Your Students If you’re visiting from California Casualty, thanks so much for being here. You can read the full article here: 3 Amazing Back To School Classroom Games. Please also enjoy some more game ideas below! Does this sound familiar…..you’re talking to your class about a particular concept and your students look back at you with blank looks on their faces or you ask a question…..and all is silent. This is just the time to implement a quick and easy classroom game to re-energize your students and get them back on track for learning. Below are my six favourite classroom games that I have used for this very purpose. Haunting photos of the lost tribes of America by Edward Curtis Edward Curtis dedicated much of his life to profiling and documenting Native American tribes in beautiful portraitsFrom 1906 to 1930 he compiled The North American India, a vast library of images showing life on the Great PlainsHe produced over 40,000 negatives, 10,000 recordings of language and music and over 4,000 pages of text By India Sturgis for MailOnline Published: 09:00 GMT, 18 February 2015 | Updated: 16:48 GMT, 18 February 2015 The best photography is that which lets you see past what is being photographed to something else; something beyond the obvious, a feeling, a thought or a way of life so vivid you feel a part of it. If there was one photographer who became a master at this it was Edward Curtis, born in 1868, who began taking photographs in 1890 and dedicated much of his career to recording traditional American Indian customs. Curtis is known for expertly documenting the last of America's tribes from 1906 to 1930 in a mammoth collection called The North American Indian.

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