Biography of Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad for middle school elementary level readers, aligned to Common Core standards, with photographic illustrations.
Bibliography of well-reviewed, award winning and useful books for librarians and educators on Islam and Muslims, a variety of genres and age levels
Children’s picture book about the Ramadan fast, featuring a common situation in which a girl tries to navigate social situations involving food while attempting to keep the Ramadan fast. Readaloud at Storytime with Mrs. Baig at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-p1lxPclV0
Beautiful picture book featuring aspects of Islamic tradition, civilization and culture, architecture, and Islamic art in order to illustrate colors. Readaloud by Crescent Room at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UadbtM_5600
Children’s picture book at an early elementary level with simple text and illustrations. Little Readers readaloud at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDcFaXgRr84
Children’s picture/board book on the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, especially foods and colorful aspects of celebration, featuring the beloved character Curious George for very early readers.
Children’s picture book on Islamic holidays as celebrated in India, from a series about various religions in India and their cultural practices. Publisher’s description.
Description of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and its celebration.
A beautifully and simply illustrated, true story of the woman who, with members of her community, saved books during the Iraq war. Kirkus Review.
A detailed guide to Islam as one of the series of DK Publisher books on world religions.
From a set of books by various authors that introduce the major world religions in a simple, well-illustrated format. What Do We Know About Christianity; What Do We Know About Judaism; What Do We Know About Islam; What Do We Know About Hinduism; What Do We Know About Buddhism; and other titles on historical periods and cultures. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, various copyrights.
Description of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and its celebration, ages 8-10 years.
This resource is a list with descriptions of Unity Productions Foundation films and the teaching resources that accompany them, and the link to stream the films in the classroom, also SEE https://georgetown.box.com/s/pvuoyth1x17o7kqsstbols6wmn0d787g
Rich resource for cross-over lessons on science, technology and culture. Publishers Weekly: “The books we read, the music we play, the words we speak… all were shaped, at least in part, by Islam,” writes Barnard in this concise and eloquent exploration of the far-reaching influence of Islam over the centuries. Each spread is devoted to a different subject (writing, Arabic numerals, architecture, astronomy, agriculture), while captioned spot art homes in on specific inventions and innovations (the zither, the astrolabe, advanced medical knowledge). Though the focus is on Islam’s manifold cultural contributions, Barnard closes with a chilling reminder of the ways in which 16th-century Europeans, led by Petrarch, worked to claim such advancements as their own and obscure their origins. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)
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.
About fifty beautiful manuscripts from Herat to Istanbul are featured in The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts exhibition. Celebrated for their superb calligraphy and lavish illumination, these manuscripts from the 8th to the 17th century—are critical to the history of the arts of the book. They were once the prized possessions of Ottoman sultans and the ruling elite, who donated their Qur’ans to various institutions to express their personal piety and secure political power. Each manuscript tells a unique story, which will be explored in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. A wonderful set of interactive teaching tools are featured–scroll down to find.