Emergence of Renaissance: Cultural Interactions between Europeans and Muslims

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…

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.

Secularism in Comparative Perspective:the Hijab as Case Study in Three Countries (lesson plan)

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.