Teaching Palestine

An interview with Palestinian educator Ziad Abbas

Jody Sokolower

Drawing on his experience growing up in a refugee camp in the West Bank and his work with youth, Abbas explores connections that bring Palestine to life for students in the United States.

The Books I Never Had as a Child

Palestinian Children’s Literature

Nadine Foty

Weaving her own experiences with reviews of Palestinian picture books, Foty shares books as resistance to the systematic exclusion of Palestine in the curriculum.

Boycotting Occupation: Educators and Palestine

The Editors of Rethinking Schools

“They are targeting our children. They know our children are the future of Palestine,” a mother and community activist told Rethinking Schools editor Jody Sokolower. In this Palestinian woman’s East […]

As an Arab American Muslim Mother, Here Is the Education I Want for My Children

Nina Shoman-Dajani

A Palestinian American mother describes the alienation that she felt in school, and how she draws on her experiences to imagine the schooling she wants for her children.

Books About Contemporary Palestine for Children

Katharine Davies Samway

It’s difficult to find accurate books on Palestine for young readers. A former teacher educator describes resources for K-8 students, including picture books, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Independence or Catastrophe?

Teaching Palestine through multiple perspectives

Samia Shoman

A social studies teacher uses conflicting narratives to engage students in studying the history of Palestine/Israel, focusing on the events of 1948.

From Tucson to Palestine

Gabriel Matthew Schivone

A generation ago, students led the movement in the United States to divest from apartheid South Africa. Today, student leaders are shaking Arizona as they defend Tucson’s Mexican American Studies […]

Portland to Palestine: A Student-to-Student Project Evokes Empathy and Curiosity

Ken Gadbow

U.S. students talk directly with Palestinian youth and learn what it is like to live in a war zone.

Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice resources 35.4

Check out these valuable resources, reviewed by Rethinking Schools editors and Teaching for Change colleagues.

Melody Sullivan Goes to Palestine

Linda Dittmar

A review of Finding Melody Sullivan by Alice Rothchild.