January 13, 2022
The Muslim Educators of Toronto Association (META) is a group of Toronto District School Board educators working to represent and honour diverse Muslim communities within the TDSB (and beyond) to ensure Muslim students, families and staff identities are affirmed and valued.
January 29th is the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia. We believe acting against Islamophobia and all kinds of racism begins in schools and classrooms and we have an important role to play as educators in making our spaces safe. After the tragic events in London, Ontario, last year, this learning is more important than ever.
To facilitate these essential conversations, we have created anti-racist, anti-Islamophobia resources for grades K-2 and 3-5 and curated resources for grades 6-12. They are easy to use, developmentally appropriate and highly engaging.
Aligned with the Ontario Curriculum expectations in subject areas such as Health, Social Studies and Language, these resources are also anchored in Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s Equity Framework. Teacher Prompts enrich ready to use slide decks and include links to additional resources. The Primary/Junior resources both focus on the children’s book In My Mosque by M.O. Yuskel (Harper Collins, 2021). The resource for grades 6-12 uses the website Islamophobia-is.com and focuses on 5 short videos related to 23 classroom-ready activities.
Please click on the image below to access information on all three resources: