Islam in the U.S., Today & Yesterday

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Media literacy; Communication; Developing cross cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy

DATE: November 1, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PDPs: 5
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $200

Who are American Muslims, and what does it mean to be Muslim in the United States today? This one-day program will aim to answer these questions by exploring the contours of Islam in U.S. history and contemporary society. Topics of exploration will include demography—where American Muslims come from and where they live in the United States today; the place and roles of Islam in the history of slavery and the civil rights movement; and constructions of identity among contemporary American Muslims. Teachers will gain access to new sources and resources for teaching about Islam in the United States, past and present. We’ll also offer strategies and resources to help students move beyond reductive stereotypes, to better analyze messages about Islam in the media, and for building cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

Open to all K-12 educators.




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Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-9933

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