“Abdelkader Prize for Educators” between January and June 20019 in partnership with the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College. Educators created lesson plans utilizing AEP’s curricula, materials, and resources then implemented them in their own classrooms. While the deadline has passed for this year, the educational resources and tools remain available for use. This post was inspired by Lesson One from the Islamic Networks Group Emir Abdelkader: A Muslim Hero for our Time. If you are a teacher or professor and would like to introduce a meaningful and historical lesson in the fall, visit our website for more information and guidance.   The more we understand each other and the more we educate ourselves, we are able to overcome many of the obstacles that separate people and cultures. How has education shaped your life? Have you learned new information that has changed a previously held opinion or belief? Comment your thoughts below!   Samantha Wiedner is a 2016 Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize winner and editor of the AEP Blog.]]>