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…
This website provides information on acquiring streaming rights for the documentary film The Sultan and the Saint, the story of the encounter between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan of Egypt al-Malik al-Kamil, during the fifth Crusade.
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.
The Bible and Public Schools (99-F03) This pamphlet is similar to the Teachers Guide to Religion in the Public Schools, but it addresses the issue of using the Bible as content, and by extension other religious scriptures, in public school settings. Excellent for professional development use.
This resource gives teachers background information about the content of the lessons and how the lessons can be used to fulfill various state standards for learning. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS. Preparing and Evaluating Content on Islam and Muslims.
This resource is a list of UPF films and links to the teaching resources that accompany them, including discussion guides, interactive websites, and lesson plans.
This lesson looks at core values shared by five of the world’s major religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. At a time when religious conflict often appears to be the norm, this lesson highlights the many commonalities and shared values between faiths.
Secularism in Comparative Perspective: The Hijab as Case Study in Three Countries Using background reading about the historical experiences of Muslim women, along with press coverage about womens’ right to wear hijab in three countries (Turkey, France, and the U.S.), students explore the concept of secularism as evidenced in several distinct societies, and its relationship to religious freedom in those societies. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS or as standalone lesson on the topic.
A large list of vocabulary words in Spanish that derive from Arabic words.