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History & Culture

Arab American Stories: Docuseries and Lesson Plan - Dr. Elias Zerhouni

Arab American Stories is a documentary series that highlights the diversity of the Arab-American experience and traces the impact of this ethnic group on American institutions and public life by profiling individuals making an impact in their communities.
Each episode features a character-driven story highlighting universal themes and issues.

This episode of Arab American Stories features Dr. Elias Zerhouni. Dr. Zerhouni an Algerian researcher and radiologist, became the first immigrant to run the National Institutes of Health in 2002. The length of this episode is less than eight minutes long.

Attached to this resource is a downloadable lesson plan is designed to accompany the Arab American Stories episode. The lesson plan features activities aligns with many of the Common Core Standards.

This episode and accompanying lesson plan can be used to break down cultural barriers and stereotypes of this ethnic group, creating empathy and humanizing Arab Americans.

Supporting Files
Detroit Public TV
Arab American Stories