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The plan has been offered to teachers over the last ten years and it's financed through taxpayer-funded Public Broadcasting Service's "LearningMedia" website. The website offers a "media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences."
The lesson plan is aimed at high school students and contain no instructions for teachers to criticize these views nor videos featuring Israeli response to the bogus claims.
One teacher instruction is thus:
(Mohanned feels he would rather die and be a martyr than live his life, sees his life as hollow--in contrast he sees Israelis as happy, going out, having fun, traveling.) Ask your students why Mohanned may feel that way (Answers may include: Palestinians have less land, fewer privileges, cannot come and go as they please.)When the story was investigated by The Blaze, the lesson plan was promoted by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), a request was made for comment by state officials at which time NYSED's website dumped the lesson plan.
But the lesson plan was listed on a different NYSED website and it also promoted a video titled "Story of Islam: A History of the World's Most Misunderstood Faith."
It's true: many people still believe that Islam is a religion of peace--it obviously is not.
Of all the 40 lesson plans on the website, only "Dying to be a Martyr" was listed in complete form.
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