A set of lessons and multimedia on teaching about stereotypes related to Islam and Muslims, especially after 9/11, including several short films and a segment from the PBS series Finding Your Roots, materials on confronting bullying, American Muslims: Facts vs. Fiction, etc.
Guidelines for Teaching about Religion & Religion and the First Amendment (Promoting Understanding: Islam)
Introductory material on constitutional guidelines for teaching about religion by Marcia Beauchamp, a guide on the needs of Muslim students, and a lesson plan on the First Amendment to the US Constitution (Bill of Rights), with links to other material in the series Promoting Understanding: Islam.
A set of lessons, articles and multimedia on Islamic history and culture, including John Green’s “Crash Course World History” on the topic. Links to other basic information such as the Five Pillars, from the Promoting Understanding: Islam series
A set of lessons on Islamic holidays and related background, featuring video clips and the Unity Productions Foundation short film Nadia’s Ramadan. From the series Promoting Understanding: Islam
A film production website with information, teaching resources, discussion guides and interviews on films focused on increasing the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all. The film Naila and the Uprising is scheduled for broadcast in spring 2019, and a curriculum guide for using the film is in preparation.
About fifty beautiful manuscripts from Herat to Istanbul are featured in The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts exhibition. Celebrated for their superb calligraphy and lavish illumination, these manuscripts from the 8th to the 17th century—are critical to the history of the arts of the book. They were once the prized possessions of Ottoman sultans and the ruling elite, who donated their Qur’ans to various institutions to express their personal piety and secure political power. Each manuscript tells a unique story, which will be explored in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. A wonderful set of interactive teaching tools are featured–scroll down the page to find them.
Resources from Past Workshops from 2012 to the present, a wide variety of teaching resources from expert panels and recommended books, films, handouts and readings concerning the Middle East, world history and more.
Links to exhibits and collections on Islam at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Detroit Institute of the Arts Islamic Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum Palace and Mosque exhibit (see also sidebar links on the site), The British Museum Galleries by World Region. Links, for example, at http://www.lacma.org/art/collection/islamic-art AND http://www.dia.org/art/search-collection.aspx?department=Islamic+Art AND http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/i/islamic-art-and-design/
Gallery Guide: Arts of the Islamic World (Smithsonian Freer & Sackler Galleries) are featured by exhibit, and objects in the permanent collections are searchable by keywords. In addition, special exhibitions are usually accompanied by interactive websites and online learning activities.
Walters Art Museum: Integrating the Arts. A new educational resource at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore is Integrating the Arts, an interactive website with activities for integrating arts into social studies, language arts, science and mathematics. The link leads to the section on Islam, but there are sections on Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Chinese arts with the same subject-area integration possibilities. The site includes both videos, information segments, and interactive lessons in pdf or online form.