Past News & Events
Myth-Busting in the Middle East
On Thursday, April 15, Ms. Marie Brown from the
Having recently studied the religion and history of the region in their World Cultures class, tenth grade students learned more about the historical distinctions between the cultures of the region, about the differences between the terms “Arab” and “Muslim,” and about the stereotypes that many Westerns hold about the people, especially women who live in this region. Students in Ms. Chaga’s, Ms. Medaglia’s, and Ms. Ward’s English classes were able to ask a wide variety of questions of the presenter, and in turn learned about the differences between the traditions and laws governing the veiling of women, how people in this region think of Americans, as well as a discussed how Middle Easterners were portrayed in our news media.
The opportunity to learn from an expert and to ask questions was an experience that the students and teachers will not soon forget!
Story/picture by Jen Ward