Finding Inspiration In Our Differences…

Finding Inspiration In Our Differences…

  The year 2020 brought us a global pandemic. Social distancing has created fear and isolation among many people for many months. I’ve found hope in John Kiser’s transformational book The Monks of Tibhirine, an inspiring true story that was retold in the 2010...

From Music to History, This Teacher Does It All

This week our blog is hosting one of the 2019 Abdelkader Prize for Educators winners, Jennifer Larson from Decorah, IA. In this post, she will explain how she implemented Abdelkader into her lesson plans for her students and its impact on her classroom....

Education: The path to a better tomorrow

Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abdelkader by John Kiser and participate in the student essay contest.   Fast-forward to today, I have been involved in AEP for almost 3 years and have watched so many new projects and ideas sprout out of the...

Tips for Researching and Writing Your Essay

Notes make everything easier! As you read about Emir Abdelkader — I focused on Commander of the Faithful by John Kiser — it helps a lot to take notes as soon as you find something that you think you’ll want to include in your essay. My preferred method was...

Why Learn about Abd el-Kader?

– Stephanie Fox-Dixon, 2009 Elkader HS Student Essay Contest Winner [Abd El-Kader] was banished from his own country by the French and sent to Syria where he acquired a name as a true Mujahid by protecting the local Christians who were being attacked and killed....