Thursday, February 21, 2013

Veiling: Test Your Knowledge

How much do you know about veiling?  Find out by taking our Test Your Knowledge veiling quiz on the ReOrienting the Veil website.

Don't worry.  It's not dissertation-level questioning.  Just some basics like, do veiling customs vary by culture?  Do women in all Muslim majority countries have to veil?  Do women veil exclusively for religious reasons?  Are there veiling traditions in Judaism and Christianity?  Are there actually veil fashionistas? (Spoiler alert: there are. You wouldn't want to show up in Istanbul in a headscarf that's so five minutes ago.)

How do you think you'd do?  Give it a try here, and follow the links to learn more.  Afterwards, browse through the lesson plans and see how you'll share your learning with students.  (I'm most partial to the political cartoons.  A great idea for anything from current events to comparative religions.)

If you're interested in learning more, tune in tomorrow at noon for WUNC's "The State of Things," and hear UNC professors Sahar Amer and Banu Gokariksel discuss the veil with Frank Stasio

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