Curricula from past courses related to Islamic Studies.


Women, Life, Freedom: Discussing #Mahsaamini and Feminist Movements in the Classroom.

Posted by the University of Pittsburgh:

Using trauma-informed approaches, this learning module is intended to equip high school teachers with the tools to engage in guided discussions about the #WomenLifeFreedom uprisings in Iran.


Muslim Studies Curriculum: The Impact of 9/11 on Muslims

CAIR-NJ, TWM Introduces Educators’ Guide for Classroom Discussions of 9/11
The guide includes lesson plans and curriculum guides that will help teachers develop a more nuanced approach to the subject of 9/11 and its impact on Muslim students.


Exploring Africa Curriulum

Created by the African Studies Center, Michigan State University


The Travels of Ibn Battuta

UC Berkeley A Resource for Educators:
Welcome to this tour of Ibn Battuta's medieval travels!

Educators and their student will follow in the footsteps of this famous 14th century Muslim traveler, exploring the places he visited and the people he encountered. To help you learn more about his adventures there will be images of the people and places he saw, information on the food he might have tasted, and "side trips" into the past and future.


American Muslims Facts vs Fiction

A Film for PBS Learning Media from UPF

During the 2016 Presidential Campaign Season, candidates have each spoken about Muslims, some making sweeping statements. Candidate Donald Trump has called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. and while other Republican and Democratic candidates have criticized his position, what is missing from the discussion is meaningful data answering the most common questions about the Muslims already living in the United States: Who are they? What are their attitudes toward America? How do their values compare to those of other religious groups?


Teaching Resources on the Syrian Conflict

Teaching resources on the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis. The information is all provided by TeachMideast – be sure to check out their website, country profiles, etc. - . (CMES is telling you about these materials as a courtesy and does not endorse them. We are now required to provide a disclaimer for non-UA programs; there is nothing about these particular materials that has triggered this comment.)

Lesson Plans and Teaching Materials:


Understanding Islam and Muslims

Dar al Islam is holding its 29th educators’ institute on “Understanding Islam and Muslims.” The program is to help teachers understand Islam so that they can teach about it more effectively. The program is FREE to accepted teachers – you only have to pay for your transportation to Albuquerque, from where you will be transported to the picturesque town of Abiquiu for the program. The dates are from July 18-21.


American Women Writers of Muslim Heritage

This resource is an educational resource presenting texts and voices influenced by the Muslim world created by Betsey Coleman. As a veteran teacher who has traveled the world to create projects and resources for American students, her purpose for curating this collection of short readings, biographical information, creative writing prompts and student models is to introduce middle, high and even university students to the diversity of American women’s voices influenced by the Muslim world.


The First Feminists of Egypt: The Early Twentieth Century

This lesson plan for four 50 minute classes, with three assignments, provides a documentary-based study of Egyptian Mulsim feminists in the early 20th century. it enables students to assess the movement's goals within the context of Egyptian society and through the voices of its leaders. students assess their goals in relation to the British imperialist Lord Cromer. Based on this lesson, students will be able to compare Egypt's women's movements to others they may learn about in the United States, Europe, or elsewhere in the world.


Scripting/Enacting a Salon Session

In this lesson students are divided into groups of salonniers and their guests (up to eight groups). In their groups they plan a salon session to enact in front of class. They research and imagine the historical context of a salon session, the cast of characters, and the setting. Students are then assigned to write an actual script and/or make plans for an adlibbed conversation in the “salon” for presentation to the entire class.


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