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About One Nation, Many Voices

For the past two years Link TV and One Nation have partnered on the One Nation, Many Voices online film contest. The contest aims to promote diversity, pluralism, and respect for religious freedom of all Americans by providing an online forum for real-life stories about American Muslims. All of the One Nation, Many Voices films are available to watch online.

 

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Teacher Testimonials

I want to thank you for your site and the "A Land Called Paradise" video.  I am a world history teacher and was just beginning my unit on Islam.  I showed the kids the above video and they LOVED it.  They ask to see it again and again.  If, at the end of my 2-week unit on Islam, all my kids remember is this beautiful video of Muslims "just like us," then I will consider my unit a success.  There is much too much hatred in the world and... we need more beautiful images like these. 

– Ms. Jean Weingartner

North Star, Fairbanks, Alaska

 

My ESL students saw the film more as a "misconceptions of immigrants" film and less of a film about Muslim Americans. They said that in their families, their parents/uncles/aunts "dragged" them to the U.S. because it was supposed to be so much better here, and then when they got here people called them names and treated them like they were poor, dirty immigrants... My students saw themselves as normal people like the people in the film that came to America to have normal American lives.  My students actually asked to do a video like it addressing Mexican immigrants.


I thought it was such an awesome idea that I included it into my lesson plan for this film.

 

-Shannon Gourdin, ESL/ELA teacher

Harris Road Middle School

Concord, North Carolina

 

 

Muslims in America: Stories not Stereotypes

 

A new educational initiative from Link TV and the One Nation organization utilizing our free online videos.  These dynamic, engaging learning guides have been created by K-12 teachers and educators inspired by the One Nation film submissions.

 

The guides are teacher-friendly, classroom tested and sure to get your students thinking and talking about Islam, tolerance, freedom of expression and what it means to be an American today.

 

We’ve also created  Fast Facts sheets to supplement the learning guides with basic background information:

 

Learning Guides

 A Land Called Paradise

A Land Called Paradise
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Content Learning Objective:

Students will be able to explore reasons for immigration and analyze overgeneralizations and misconceptions of immigrants by evaluating the author’s purpose, target audience, and underlying assumptions of One Nation’s short film, A Land Called Paradise

Language Learning Objective:

Students will expand academic vocabulary by using prefixes and suffixes to change word meaning and usage.

Grades:  6-8
Subject:  ELA, Social Studies, ESL/ESOL (intermediate to advanced)

 Ladylike

Ladylike

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Content Learning Objective: 
Students will explore short story elements and author’s purpose by responding to the award winning short film, LadyLike. 

Language Learning Objective: 
Students will expand vocabulary and grammar by generating text for the award winning short film, LadyLike.

GRADES: 6-8

SUBJECTS: ESL/ESOL/ESAL, ELA

 

 Liberty and Justice for All

Liberty and Justice for All

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Lesson #1: A Country of Immigrants
Content Learning Objective:
How has immigration shaped our country?
Grades: 3-5
Subjects: Geography, History
   
Lesson #2: America's Promises Kept?
Content Learning Objective: How does U.S. history reflect the promise of justice and equality for all?
Grades: 6-8
Subjects: History, Civics
  
Lesson #3: A Nation Challenged
Content Learning Objective: Where do current misperceptions about Islam and Muslim Americans come from? How does current U.S. policy impact Muslim Americans?
Grades: 9-12
Subjects: US History

 

 Bismillah

Bismillah
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Content Learning Objective:

“Thinking and Reasoning” – Students understand and apply basic principles of logic and reason. “Arts and Communication” – Students understand and apply appropriate criteria to arts and communication products.



Grades:  9-12
Subject:  ELA

 

 America: Lost in Translation

America: Lost in Translation
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Content Learning Objective:

To improve students’ writing/critical thinking while broadening their understanding of the Muslim American experience and different aspects of contemporary anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.



Grades:  11-12
Subject:  Language Arts, History

 

 Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love
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Content Learning Objective:

Students will improve critical thinking skills by examining religious freedoms and religious pluralism in the United States, especially as these relate to non-dominant religious groups such as Muslim Americans.



Grade:  5
Subject: US History

 

 

 Manzanar Muslim Pilgrimage

Forbidden Love
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Content Learning Objective:

1. Students will draw upon their knowledge of Japanese internment during WWII to analyze similarities and differences between the treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and the treatment of Muslim-Americans after 9/11.

2. Students will draw their own conclusions from a comparison of such events.

3. Students will obtain a deeper understanding of such events through the use of primary source materials.

4. Students will consider whether something like Japanese Internment could happen again.


Grade:  11

Subject: US History

 

 

 Mistaken Identity

Forbidden Love
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Content Learning Objective:

1. Students will view film, Mistaken Identity and answer related questions.

2. Students will analyze the treatment of Muslim-Americans after 9/11.

3. Students will personally relate to these events by recalling a time when they have been falsely judged due to another’s preconceived ideas about them.



Grade:  11

Subject: US History

 

 The Colors of Veil

The Colors of Veil
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Content Learning Objective:

Students play a variety of roles in group discussions (e.g., active listener, discussion leader, facilitator). Students ask questions to seek elaboration and clarification of ideas. Students Use viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media.

 


Grade:  6-8

Subject: Language Arts

 

 

 

 Changing Faith

Changing Faith
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Content Learning Objective:

Students play a variety of roles in group discussions (e.g., active listener, discussion leader, facilitator). Students ask questions to seek elaboration and clarification of ideas. Students Use viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media.

 


Grade:  6-8, 7-12

Subject: Language Arts

 

 

 

 United States Citizen's Family Condemned

United States Citizen's Family Condemned
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Content Learning Objective:

To improve students’ writing/critical thinking while broadening their understanding of the Muslim American experience and different aspects of contemporary anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.

 


Grade:  9-12

Subject: Civics, Language Arts