Muslim Women and Soccer

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Author: Claudia Werner
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

This five-lesson teaching unit explores the role of sport in Middle Eastern societies. In the first part of the unit, students learn women’s role in soccer in Iran through reading about the FIFA headscarf ban and watching the Iranian film, Offsides. The second part of the unit looks at ways that soccer has been used to foster peace, tolerance and understanding among Israelis and Palestinians. >

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