These resources can help you introduce your students to the faith of Islam and the Muslim world. Whether part of a social studies unit, or a celebration of your school's diversity, these books will enhance your curriculum.
Council on Islamic Education
This is the one-stop resource for teachers, published by the Council on Islamic Education (now the Institute on Religion and Civic Values). Filled with basic information about Islam, lesson plans, activity ideas, and an extensive bibliography. Specifically designed for public school teachers, this is a must-have for your local school.
From the same publisher, this teachers' guide covers issues pertaining to the needs of Muslim students in the public schools, especially in regards to the two major Muslim holidays. Also included are background readings, short stories, discussion questions and suggested activities for students. Written by educator Susan Douglass.
Part of the "What Do We Know..." series, this introductory book is geared at the 9-12-year-old reading level. This text explores the beliefs and practices of Islam, and includes color photographs, timelines, and maps.
Introduces the faith of Islam by looking at a Muslim house of worship. Fully illustrated, this colorful book takes the reader through Islamic beliefs, worship practices, and the role of the mosque in the community.
A magazine dedicated to Islam's holy text, published by this popular World History series for readers ages 9-14. An accompanying Teacher's Guide
is available online.
Full-color, 48-page magazine dedicated to the subject of Islam, aimed at readers aged 9-14.
Students aged 8-11 can read about Muslim children from around the world, the beginnings of Islam, and some Islamic traditions. An accompanying Teachers' Guide
can be found online.