If you'd like to teach your students about Greg Mortenson and his message of hope and service, you can use the following resources as a starting point.

www.threecupsoftea.com  Go here to find out about three versions of the book, Three Cups of Tea, including a young adult version and a picture book for younger children.

http://www.penniesforpeace.org  This website is extremely useful for schools. The Toolkit has curriculum in geography, language arts and math for grades K-12 that relate to the book.  You can also download maps, stickers, photos and implementation tools for fundraising with your students. They can contribute pennies to "promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan." 

If you'd like to create art with your students about this book, you can explore many themes, including service, community and Islamic customs. The following links can be a starting point if you'd like to create Islamic inspired designs (this can tie into math lessons very well.)
Designs With Circles
Ramadan and the Phases of the Moon
Book on Creating Islamic Patterns Including CD Rom (Advanced)

Please contact Alisa Petersen for more information about this exciting event, and how you can involve your students.  

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