Faith in Us is a resource for educators to work with young people from Key Stages 2 – 5 to educate about Islamophobia. The resource includes background information and guidance as well as classroom activities and lessons.
On this page you will find accompanying PowerPoints, worksheets and lesson plans to support the delivery of the activities within the resource.
Faith in Us - In Action
EqualiTeach’s Agents for Change: Islamophobia programme worked with students in Tower Hamlets to raise awareness of Islamophobia and action plan ways to prevent it, and support targets of it in schools.
Students worked with our team to create awareness raising films, contributed to an educational resource, and changed systems within their schools to educate others and ensure schools have effective reporting mechanisms and support systems for targets of Islamophobia.
See below the two films our Agents for Change students have created to raise awareness of Islamophobia.
Background Information and Starting Points
This section provides background information outlining the reality and impact of Islamophobia on both young people and wider society; information on schools’ legislative duties; and starting points to help educators ensure that they are creating the right environment for the work to take place.
The Legislative Framework
Frequently Raised Topics
When teaching young people about Islamophobia, there are some recurrent myths, stereotypes and misunderstandings that will be raised.
The aim of this chapter is to equip educators with structured questions and model responses, which will support some of these discussions.
Lesson Plans and Activities
This chapter includes a variety of lesson plans and activities for opening discussions about identity, stereotypes and Islamophobia, and how to create positive change.
Accompanying PowerPoints and worksheets can be found below.
Combating Stereotypes and Misinformation
Where does Islamophobia come from?
Recognising and Responding to Islamophobic Incidents
Even in the best schools, Islamophobic incidents may still occur.
This section provides guidance on how to recognise and respond effectively to incidents to ensure that the targets are supported and reduce reoccurrence.