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Educational Resources

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

-Nelson Mandela

As the nation’s largest non-partisan, non-sectarian, grassroots Arab American civil rights organization, ADC recognizes the importance of education. Education is at the heart of ADC’s mission to protect the civil rights of Arab Americans, promote mutual understanding, and preserve the Arab heritage in America. In order to fulfill our mission, people all over the country need access to materials on Arab culture, history, religion, etc. that present an unbiased and correct representation of Arabs, Arab Americans, and their rich cultural heritage. ADC has prepared and compiled a list of resources and lesson plans on a variety of related subjects. There are specific resources available for students, teachers, parents, as well as general information.

Please feel free to download and use these materials. If you have additional resources or documents, please send them to ADC so our resource library can continue to grow!

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ADC Educational Resources





Bibliographies and Further Research:

Other Resources:

  • Interlink Publishing: Interlink Publishing is a 30-year-old Massachusetts-based, independent publishing house specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. Its books cover history/politics/current affairs, media, culture and the arts, Arabic literature-in-translation, Arab American writing, travel, illustrated children’s books, and ethnic cooking. Titles published under its Olive Branch Press imprint include works on a wide range of contemporary issues such as Middle East studies, women’s studies, religion and translated works by academics of international stature. Educators and teachers can view hundreds on titles on Interlink’s website, call 1-800-238-LINK, or email sales@interlinkbooks.com for a free, full-color catalog. Teachers are also encouraged to call for advice on what to use in class.
  • Arab American Stories: Arab American Stories is a 13-part series presented by Detroit Public Television that explores the diversity of the Arab-American experience. The Arab American Stories team has created an education platform that has a myriad of wonderful resources for educators.

ADC Research Institute (ADCRI)

The ADC Research Institute (ADCRI), founded in 1981 by James Abourezk, civil rights attorney and former senator from South Dakota, is a corporation exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Institute sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of consequence to the wider American community. Learn more