These materials have been developed to help K-12 educators teach about topics in social studies, world history, and religious studies. Grounded in academic scholarship, and conscious of prevailing guidelines for teaching about religion, these publications provide valuable background information, lesson plans and other preparatory materials, student readings, handouts, and activities, bibliographies, glossaries, and other resources. Primary sources translated into English are heavily featured, along with critical thinking exercises. These units can be used in a flexible manner, according to your particular students’ needs and interests. Furthermore, these materials have been found to be of use in other educational contexts as well.
Beyond A Thousand and One Nights is a collection of primary source material taken from the writings of Muslim scholars, scientists, and historians. This collection is the perfect resource for any educator who wants to give their students an authentic introduction to the scope and variety of Muslim scholarship through the centuries.Read More
Covering learning standards related to medieval and Renaissance world history from virtually every state and national curriculum document, this flexible teaching tool contains dozens of illustrated texts, activities, literature and primary source readings. Teachers can utilize the materials for lecture preparation, for in-depth exploration of history in cooperative learning settings, and for student reading and classroom activities.Read More
This unit, developed by CIE and co-published by the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA, provides a first-hand look, through historical primary sources, at the experiences of Europeans traveling to distant lands. Students gain insight into how the works of these travelers influenced the perception of Islam and Muslims in Europe from the nineteenth century onwards.Read More
This unit, developed by CIE and co-published by the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA, provides a first hand look, through historical primary sources, at the rights accorded to women by Islam, at how gender issues were actually addressed in classical Muslim society, and at the diverse roles that Muslim women played historically.Read More
This unit, developed by CIE and co-published by the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA, provides a first-hand look, through historical primary sources, at the various types of cultural interactions that took place during the Crusades.Read More
This new resource contains a teachers guide covering sensitivity issues pertaining to the needs of Muslim students in the public schools, especially in regards to the two major Muslim holidays.Read More
The third edition of this popular publication helps teachers with the challenging task of teaching about Islam and Muslims with clear, descriptive language.Read More