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.
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
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.
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.
A virtual walking tour of the Nadrid era Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. It features 360 degree views and detailed explanations of the architectural and decorative features, and their significance. (Since Adobe Flash is no longer supported, install alternative Flash emulator Ruffles (http://ruffles.rs) to view the presentation.
PEW Forum on Religion & Public Life – Issues The PEW Forum has a new resource with interactive maps on global migration of religious groups–both in- and out-migration– entitled Faith on the Move at http://www.pewforum.org/Geography/Religious-Migration-exec.aspx. The PEW Forum has a report on Global Christianity with interactive maps and data, as well as information on Judaism in the US and other affiliations worldwide. The PEW Forum’s new 2010-2011 demographic report is The Future of the Global Muslim Population, including current data on a global as well as regional and country-by country basis. The executive summary, interactive maps and data tables is located at http://www.pewforum.org/The-Future-of-the-Global-Muslim-Population.aspx.
A Compilation of achievements and inventions made by early Muslims. It also includes short bios of famous Muslims in the US and around the world who made significant contributions in the social, medical, engineering, entertainment, sports, and other fields.
When and where did the first complete, coherent, and well organized system of medicine develop? Read this research paper to discover the fascinating accomplishment in medical care over 1000 years ago! From the National Library of Health. See also Parts I and II.
Hajar R. The Air of History Part III: The Golden Age in Arab Islamic Medicine An Introduction. Heart Views. 2013 Jan;14(1):43-6. doi: 10.4103/1995-705X.107125. PMID: 23580929; PMCID: PMC3621228.
Hanan al-Hroub, who works with children exposed to violence, wins a global prize for her significant contribution to children’s’ education.
Muslim Holidays-Booklet Muslim Holidays is a booklet with readings and lesson plans from primary and elementary to middle school and high school that describe the two important Muslim holidays. celebrated around the world–Eid al-Fitr after Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha which accompanies the Hajj (pilgrimage) season. Illustrated. The booklet and other resources can be downloaded as pdfs free at http://cie.org
David MacCaulay’s book Mosque in the architecture series features the work of famous Turkish archictect in Ottoma Istanbul Mosque. View a readaloud version by MrPsWorldHistory at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EjXYMMZg2U. See also for comparison of sacred and secular architecture, by the same author/architect, Cathedral, Castle, City, Pyramid, and others. See also animated films of same names.
A beautifully illustrated guide to a mosque from the Ottoman period by famous architect Sinan. Online version to borrow from OpenLibrary
Description of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and its celebration, and the Eid al-Fitr or Feast of the Sacrifice. Elementary level.
The best-known biography of Malcolm X, African American Muslim and activist during the civil rights struggle in the US. Learn about the book and the author in the PBS episode of The American Experience. Find the book at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/106490/the-autobiography-of-malcolm-x-by-malcolm-x-alex-haley/