Promoting Understanding: Islam


Use this toolkit to promote understanding about Islam through study of the culture, traditions, and personal stories of Muslim Americans. Engaging videos, background essays, discussion questions, and teaching tips challenge students to recognize religious intolerance and combat Islamophobia, while increasing empathy and celebrating diversity.

  • Guidelines for Teaching about Religion

    In this guide you will find tried and tested approaches to teaching about religion in middle and high school classrooms. The guidelines emphasize an academic approach to teaching about religion and encourage discussion, intellectual and objective inquiry, as well as the development of the respect and responsibilities that ensure our Constitutional protections for freedom of conscience.

    For more resources like this, see the collection Promoting Understanding: Islam.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Religion and the First Amendment

    In this lesson, students learn about the First Amendment and its protection of religious freedom.

    For more resources like this, see the collection Promoting Understanding: Islam.

    Grades: 5-13+

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