Download as a pdf at http://cie.org This collection of teaching resources provides an in-depth look at selected areas in which European and Muslim civilizations interacted during the period from 600 CE to 1500 CE. The materials collected here make up a complete unit of study, but their scope is larger than that of a typical supplementary…
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
Islamophobia is Racism: Resource for Teaching & Learning about anti-Muslim Racism in the United States
Description: By focusing on understanding Islamophobia as anti-Muslim racism, this syllabus challenges the idea that the problem is one of individual bias and that simply knowing more about Islam will necessarily lead to a decrease in anti-Muslim racism. Instead, it suggests that learning more about how structures of violence, inequality, and war have produced anti-Muslim racism and discrimination and its wide-ranging impact on everyday life is essential in order to challenge its assumptions, logics, and practices. While the readings include pieces that address recent events like the 2017 “Muslim ban” executive order, they also show that similar policies extend to both earlier moments and other communities.
World History For Us All online world history curriculum (with lessons on Islam and Muslim history in Eras 5-7)
World History For Us All Era 5 pf the World History For Us All online curriculum features Islamic history, especially in the Panorama lesson in brief form, in Landscape 5.2 Islam and Afroeurasia and 5.3 Consolidation of the Trans-Hemispheric Network, and later eras, such as Landscape 6.7 The Long Reach of the Major Religions include lessons as relevant to pre-modern and modern history.
Women’s Rights and Marriage in Islam: This lesson helps students contextualize the film’s content about women’s rights, including those pertaining to marriage and divorce. Students compare Islamic teachings and ideals with the practice of Muslims in various cultural and national settings. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS or as standalone lesson on the topic.
Lesson plan and student reading on the myth and reality of the legendary character El Cid is part of the complete set of lessons for comprehension and enrichment written to accompany the Unity Productions Foundation documentary film Cities of Light, in addition to interactive online features, articles, slide shows, timelines and maps is found at http://islamicspain.tv. The Lesson Plan Set is available for download in pdf format (individual lesson titles and the complete set on the site at http://www.islamicspain.tv/For-Teachers/LessonPlans.htm).
Lesson plan and Readings on Historical Background of the Abrahamic Faiths is part of the complete set of lessons for comprehension and enrichment written to accompany the Unity Productions Foundation documentary film Cities of Light, in addition to interactive online features, articles, slide shows, timelines and maps is found at http://islamicspain.tv. The Lesson Plan Set is available for download in pdf format (individual lesson titles and the complete set on the site at http://www.islamicspain.tv/For-Teachers/LessonPlans.htm).