The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. FRONTLINE explores what those children learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today.
This guide provides teachers with background information and classroom activities to extend the viewing experience of the film "Muslims." The classroom exercises are designed for teachers who have a working knowledge of the difference between stereotypes and facts about Islam. You may want to use the background information in this guide to familiarize yourself with Islam prior to doing any of these activities. If you are not comfortable in your own knowledge, some of these exercises could perpetuate stereotypes about Muslims rather than correct them.