Know Your Neighbor Content For Your Classroom

Please find below curriculum that supplements social studies content standards relating to religion. The content is curated from the #KnowYourNeighbor Back-to-School and Share Your Story social media campaigns. Content is categorized by the following topics:

Use this material at your own discretion in relation to your state and school district’s social studies content standards.

More educator material may be found at this webpage:

We hope you will find these resources useful to your efforts. Please give us feedback by writing to ING Interfaith Manager Kate Chance at [email protected]


Being an Ally

Title/Link Description Time
Jeff Eagan shares a story about a time he encountered two Arabic speakers on a train, and what he learned from meeting them. 1.07
High school student Soha shares about a friend who turned into an unexpected ally. 1.44
Michael Ramos-Lynch shares a story About his juice shop in Texas and how people reached out to be kind to him. 1.37


Overcoming Stereotypes

Title/Link Description Time
Emily Newman of Washington Ethical Union shares questions people have about humanists and the importance of dialogue between faith and non-faith traditions. 2:20
Four young Muslim Americans share about themselves and their experiences growing up in America. 3.37
High school student Tuvya shares a story about a friend who held anti-Semitic views and how he helped better shape their understanding. 1.34

 


Learning About Faith Traditions

Title/Link Description Time
This Meet the Neighbors episode explores two Hindu community events in the region, demonstrating the uniqueness of Hindu services. 3.45
This Meet the Neighbors episode provides an overview of the Tibetan community Srvasti Abbey, explaining the chants, the history behind the monastic center, and the faith tradition. 4.14
This Meet the Neighbors episode explains the practices and traditions of this Shin Buddhist temple. 3.38
This Meet the Neighbors episode explains the tradition of the Baha’is, their holidays, and the relationship of community to the faith. 3.58
This Meet the Neighbors episode explores an Episcopal church and a non-denominational church, showing the difference in tradition, size, and service, but also the similarities between the churches. 6.05
This Meet the Neighbors episode shares the history of the tribe, the relationship to the river, and how the traditions of the tribe intertwine with Spokane’s culture. 2.20
This Meet the Neighbors episode shares the history of Spokane’s Muslim community and the traditions within the mosque. 4.00
This Meet the Neighbors episode shares the protocol of visiting a Gurdwara, the practices of the Sikh tradition, and worship. 4.46

PowerPoints on Islam


Type of Resource Description Audience Organization
An Overview of Ramadan and Fasting Presentation This powerpoint provides an overview of Ramadan and fasting in the Muslim tradition K-12 parents, teachers, school administrators and community members Islamic Networks Group
Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith Presentation The following is a broad overview about Muslims and their faith, history, and contributions to the world and to the United States K-12 parents, teachers, school administrators and community members Islamic Networks Group
Islamophobia and its Impact Presentation This presentation aims to inform audience members about the problem of Islamophobia, it’s sources and impact K-12 parents, teachers, school administrators and community members Islamic Networks Group
Overcoming ISIS Through Education and Interreligious Engagement This presentation aims to inform audience members about the background and history of ISIS and it’s goals and methodology. K-12 parents, teachers, school administrators and community members Islamic Networks Group