This is a good lesson for discussing the meaning of patriotism, stereotypes and bias. I have let my student's listen to American Public Media's "This American Life" the episode entitled "Bad Teacher." Students are horrified by the way the Muslim student was treated, the stereotypes that were applied to her and the ordeal that her family went through. This lesson just introduces students to the idea of bias. I have used it many times with my students around patriotic holidays because it deals with the question "What does it mean to be patriotic?"