The American Academy of Religion (AAR) has published a guide on public education about religions at Guidelines for Teaching About Religion in K‐12 Public Schools in the United States (as a PDF), produced by the AAR’s Religion in the Schools Task Force and published in April 2010. The document contains information much like that in the First Amendment Center guidelines, but has much more on teacher education opportunities, approaches from a religious studies perspective, and much more.
Gnojewski, Carol. Ramadan: A Muslim Time of Fasting, Prayer, and Celebration. Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2004.
Description of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and its celebration.
Description of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and its celebration, with beautiful illustrations.
Muslims are an important part of the social fabric of America. This curriculum introduces audiences to basic facts about Muslims and their faith, as well as how American Muslims live their faith in a religiously diverse United States. The Lesson Plan consists of five lesson plans with slide show (see table of contents).
A short article about the post of the actor and social activist George Takei encouraging Americans not to turn the terrorist attacks against Paris on Friday into an excuse for racist behavior.
This publication seeks to answer common questions about Islam and Muslims, in order to inform Americans about the vast majority of their fellow citizens who are Muslim. In doing so, it seeks to uphold our shared commitment to religious freedom and contribute to a climate of understanding and respect among Americans of all faiths and none.
These eight Muslims made it to the Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, they are leaders in their respective fields (energy efficiency, sports, business, etc).
Set of 6 documentary films on aspects of Islam, descriptive of the faith, its beliefs and practices.
This lesson plan asks children to watch and discuss three public service announcements by the Council on American Islamic Relations featuring Muslims who were part of the 9/11 rescue effort; consider the news about the controversy over the Cordoba Project (“Ground Zero Mosque”), and discuss a Niemoller poem that relates to standing up for the rights of others. Link to the brief videos “9/11 Happened to All of Us” listed in the resources at ILEARNteachers.org.
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