World on Trial: Muslim Headscarf Episode Research Guide

Prior to watching the episode, research answers to the following questions using the recommended articles as well as any other sources approved by your teacher.

  1. What is “covering”? Why do many Muslim women choose to cover?
  2. Why does France have such a large Muslim population?
  3. What is laïcité? Why does France place such heavy emphasis on maintaining secularity?
  4. How might Muslim girls be forced to wear cover against their will?
  5. What were the motivations for French lawmakers to pass the headscarf ban?

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