Mohamed Omar, former Lebanon Valley Mosque president and former teacher’s aid in the Lebanon School District, speaks to Lebanon School District staff at the Lebanon Valley Mosque on Monday, June 8, 2015
With its large Hispanic population, teaching children from different cultures is nothing new for Lebanon School District’s teachers.
But with the added dimension of religion, teaching children from Arabic nations whose families practice Islam provides a different sort of challenge.
To bridge that cultural divide, about 50 district staff members attended an in-service workshop on Monday that included a trip to the Lebanon Valley Mosque. While there they learned about the practice of Islam, watched an afternoon Muslim prayer service and where treated to a lunch of Moroccan cuisine…