Educating About Islam - article collection
Posted Jan 9, 2003

Particular emphasis on resources for presenting material about Islam (or any religion) in the public schools.

For Information About the Islamic Speakers Bureau of St. Louis see http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2003nov_comments.php?id=307_0_23_0_C

101 Tools for Tolerance http://www.tolerance.org/101_tools/index.html

A Teachers Guide to Religion in the Public Schools, First Amendment Center, http://www.freedomforum.org/publications/first/teachersguide/teachersguide.pdf

A Parents Guide to Religion in the Public Schools, http://www.freedomforum.org/publications/first/religioninpublicschools/parentsguidereligion.pdf

A Teachers Guide to Religion in the Public Schools, from the Freedom Forum, http://www.freedomforum.org/publications/first/findingcommonground/B06.TeachersGuide.pdf

Accommodating Muslims in the Public Schools: Where to Draw the Line http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=13311

Arabic Language Resources http://theamericanmuslim.org/2003nov_comments.php?id=462_0_23_0_C

An Introduction to Islam, Saudi Aramco World,  This is an excellent short introduction (8 pages) with a timeline, brief explanations of key points (including Arabic numerals and writing, Jihad, Islamic Calendar, 5 pillars, beliefs, art & architecture), a good reading list, a list of notable Muslims, etc.  This is an excellent handout for teachers.  A lot of information packed into a few pages and with beautiful color photographs.  You can print it from this url from pdf format.  http://12.151.162.56/sa/pubs/SA_World/jan_feb2002/islam_p33to41.pdf

BASICS OF ISLAM http://theamericanmuslim.org/2003nov_comments.php?id=462_0_23_0_C

Calendar and Important Islamic dates http://www.ing.org/about/islampage.asp?num=14

Conference on How to Teach About Islam http://www.isna.net/news/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=291

Do’s and Dont’s of Teaching About Religion in the Public Schools, http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/Guidance%20for%20Teaching/dos_&_dont’s.htm

Glossary of Islamic Terms http://theamericanmuslim.org/2003nov_comments.php?id=462_0_23_0_C

Glossary of Islamic Terms http://www.cie.org/teachers/glossary.asp

Hajj Information Sheet http://www.ing.org/speakers/subpage.asp?num=23&pagenum=4

Healthcare Providers Guidelines for Interacting With Muslim Patients and Families http://www.ispi-usa.org/currentarticles/muslimprotocol.html

Islamic New Year Information Sheet http://www.ing.org/speakers/subpage.asp?num=24&pagenum=4

LESSON PLAN for Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet film http://www.cie.org/teachers/LessonPlans/Legacy/default1.asp

LESSON PLAN Hijab: Between Piety and Secularism http://www.cie.org/teachers/LessonPlans/hijab/default.asp

LESSON PLAN Story of Classical Knowledge and Its Transfer Before the Renaissance http://www.cie.org/teachers/lesson_renunit_knowledge.asp

MUSLIM CONTRIBUTIONS http://theamericanmuslim.org/2003nov_comments.php?id=462_0_23_0_C

Palestinian Culture - Asalah Magazine http://www.usaid.gov/wbg/asalah.htm

Position Statements on Teaching About Religion in the Public Schools, http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/Guidance%20for%20Teaching/position_statements.htm#OABITAR

Professionals Taught Muslim Beliefs and Culture http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/northphoenix/articles/0313islam13Z3.html

Public School Educators See Value in Religious Diversity http://www.freep.com/news/religion/crumm19_20040319.htm

Public Schools and Religious Communities, A First Amendment Guide, http://www.freedomforum.org/publications/first/publicschools/publicschools.2-00.pdf

Ramadan Information Sheet http://www.ing.org/speakers/subpage.asp?num=22&pagenum=4

Religion and Public Schools http://pewforum.org/religion-schools/

Religion in the Public School Curriculum, from the Freedom Forum, http://www.freedomforum.org/publications/first/findingcommonground/B07.inPublicSchool.pdf

Religion in the Public Schools: A Statement on Current Law http://archive.aclu.org/issues/religion/relig7.html

Resource List from IFNA, http://www.islamicedfoundation.com/public.htm

Scholar of Islam Finds Himself in Demand for the Wrong Reasons http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/northphoenix/articles/0313islam13Z3.html

Teachers Guide to Religion in the Public Schools http://www.cie.org/teachers/TeachersGuideToReligionInThePublicSchools.asp

Teaching About Islam in American Schools http://www.altmuslim.com/family_comments.php?id=1135_0_16_0_C

Teaching About Religion http://www.asbj.com/2003/04/0403research.html

Teaching About Religion in American Life, A First Amendment Guide, http://www.freedomforum.org/publications/first/tarial/oxfordbooklet.forweb.pdf

Teaching About Religion in National and State Social Studies Standards, http://www.freedomforum.org/publications/first/teachingaboutreligion/teachingaboutreligionexecutivesummary.pdf

Teaching About Religion in the Public Schools post 9/11, the PEW Forum, http://pewforum.org/events/index.php?EventID=48

Teaching About Religion in Public Schools http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/

Teaching About Religion in Public Schools, Max Fisher http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev027.shtml

Teaching About Religion and the Bible: legal considerations http://www.religioustolerance.org/ps_bibl.htm

What Is Islam? http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=273

Why an Academic Study of Religion?, http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/CriticalConcepts/the_diversity_emphasis.htm

ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES

Council on Islamic Education, http://www.cie.org/
The Islam Project, http://www.theislamproject.org/
Islamic Networks Groups, www.ing.org

Arab World & Islamic Resources (AWAIR) (public school resources),  [url=http://www.awaironline.org/[/url]

The Book Foundation, http://www.thebook.org/

Central Asia Teacher Resources, http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/crees/outreach/centralasiaresources.htm

Council on Islamic Education (Public School Resources), http://www.matusa.org/home.html

First Amendment Issues, The Freedom Forum, http://www.freedomforum.org/

Islamic Networks Group (Speakers), http://www.ing.org/

Islamic Foundation of North America, www.islamicedfoundation.com

Islam in the U.S. page of the U.S. Dept. of State, http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/islam/  This page is now closed and replaced by Muslims in America, http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/muslimlife/

Penpals, Epals Classroom Exchange, http://www.epals.com/

Teacher Resources, http://www.ing.org/ 

Directory of Multi-Cultural Organizations, http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/multicultural/sites/orgs.html

National Assoc. for Multicultural Education, http://www.nameorg.org/

Religion and Public Education Resource Center http://hyperion.csuchico.edu/rs/rperc/index.html

 

FAQ’S

Islam - the Facts, http://www.newint.org/issue345/facts.htm