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The Best Sites To Learn And Teach About The Hajj

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Millions of Muslims make the annual pilgrimage, called the Hajj,  to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.  Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar based on the motion of the moon, the time of the Hajj is different time each year in terms of the Gregorian calendar.

Hajj is expected to fall between October 2-7, 2014.

I thought it would helpful to create a “The Best…” list about the Hajj.

As usual, I’m only listing sites that are accessible to English Language Learners.

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Here are my picks for The Best Sites To Learn And Teach About The Hajj ( not in order of preference):

The UK newspaper The Guardian has an excellent interactive about the Hajj.

Channel 4 in the UK also has a good site on the Hajj, including a “virtual Hajj.”

The Hajj and Eid al-Adha is a series of excellent photos and accessible captions from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

The Hajj Goes High-Tech is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

CBBC Newsround has a simple explanation.

Breaking News English has an online lesson on the Hajj for English Language Learners.

Hajj 2010 is a series of photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

Hajj pilgrims close in on Mecca is a slideshow from The Guardian.

Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca is a slideshow from The Los Angeles Times.

In pictures: Hajj pilgrimage comes from the BBC.

The Hajj and Eid al-Adha is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.

The Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2011 is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

Muslim hajj pilgrims perform devil stoning ritual is a photo gallery from The Sacramento Bee.

Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca is a slideshow from The Los Angeles Times.

Hajj 2012, A Sacred Journey is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

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The BBC has a great guide to the Hajj.

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