Day 1

The Kite Runner Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the relationship between the Hazaras and the Pashtuns in Afghanistan?

    The Pashtuns and the Hazaras are two ethnic groups in Afghanistan. The Hazaras make up a smaller proportion of the population while the Pashtuns are the dominant group. Most Hazaras are Shi'a Muslims, while most Pashtuns are Sunni Muslims. There is significant conflict between the Pashtuns and the Hazaras in Afghanistan, with the Hazaras often persecuted by the Pashtun majority.

    The class can also discuss the following context about Sunni and Shi'a Islam: Both religious groups believe in the God of the Bible and the Koran, but the Sunnis follow only the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad,...

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