Panel discussion with local residents of State College PA who are Muslims, discussing their experiences as Muslims. See also link to Atlanta Journal-Constitution at https://www.ajc.com/news/national/muslims-america-the-numbers/tJI0VhrVWDYQ1wCplHjozK/
Bibliography of well-reviewed, award winning and useful books for librarians and educators on Islam and Muslims, a variety of genres and age levels
An extensive set of lesson plans and narratives written for the education of Muslims, published in Australia. Limited use for teaching about Islamic basics, but possibly a good primary source on contemporary issues around Islamic education for Muslims, and debates about what it means to be a Muslim in the contemporary world.
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
Women’s Rights and Marriage in Islam: This lesson helps students contextualize the film’s content about women’s rights, including those pertaining to marriage and divorce. Students compare Islamic teachings and ideals with the practice of Muslims in various cultural and national settings. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS or as standalone lesson on the topic.
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.
Description of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and its celebration.
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.
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 at an early elementary level with simple text and illustrations. Little Readers readaloud at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDcFaXgRr84
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
A detailed guide to Islam as one of the series of DK Publisher books on world religions.
British historian Bettany Hughes hosts the full length documentary, “When the Moors Ruled Europe.” http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/when-moors-ruled-europe/. Tour of sites and insightful conversations with Spanish scholars and important figures in Spanish society to gain insights into attitudes around the period of Muslim rule and the aftermath of the so-called Reconquista. Also to stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oafKyRDagsY