Curricula/Lesson Plans/Study Guides

Films for the Humanities offer this Instructor’s Guide for the short film, Wearing Hijab: Uncovering the Myths of Islam in the United States.

Mohammed is a session of the UUA Tapestry of Faith Curriculum Creating Home for kindergarten and first grade children.

The Dog at the Well activity is from UUA Tapestry of Faith multigenerational curriculum Gather the Spirit.

Unitarian Universalists and Islam: An Introduction to Interfaith Dialogue And Reading Group Guide is a 12-page pdf resource produced by the UUA Washington Office of Advocacy.   It includes a study guide to the book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam by Reza Aslan.

Unity Productions Foundation offers these lesson plans for the film, Cities of Light–the Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain.

UPF also offers downloadable study guides and lesson plans for the film Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think.  Scroll down toward the bottom of this page.

PBS offers this Teacher’s Guide for its production, Frontline: Muslims.

The Islam Project offers three lesson plans for middle and high school teens to accompany the video, American Muslim Teens Talk: Learning About Stereotypes: How They Form and How to Fight Them; Sharing Our Roots; and Muslim Immigration to America.

“The Unitarian Universalist Association Ministries and Faith Development Staff Group is pleased to announce to publication of the discussion guide for Acts of Faith, the Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel, the UUA Common Read for 2011-12.”  This Beacon Press book shares Patel’s faith journey as a young Muslim in the United States and calls for interfaith cooperation based on values of service that are common across faiths. The *Acts of Faith* Discussion Guide is suitable for youth, young adult, campus, adult, and cross-generational groups. It offers materials for a single 90 minute session or for three 90 minute sessions, each expandable to two hours. It also provides the option of splitting the single 90 minute session into two shorter sessions for those congregations who have a regular Sunday morning forum or discussion group.”

Webinar: 10 Strategies to Respond to the Rising Hate in the U.S. is available here in archive form from the Parliament of World Religions – “In the ten years since September 11, 2001, the United States has experienced both an increase in interreligious cooperation as well as a marked escalation in hate. Religious communities are in a unique position to build bridges of understanding among communities and neighbors. This webinar offers 10 practical ways that individuals, organizations, and congregations can respond to this challenge. Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid is Chair of the Board of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. He is president of Sound Vision Foundation, which runs the daily program Radio Islam, and he is former Chairperson of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. He has written extensively on religion, public policy, and applied aspects of Islamic living. Imam Mujahid led a joint campaign between American Muslims and the National Organization of Women (NOW) to declare rape a war crime.”

Media Education Foundation, producer of Reel Bad Arabs; How Hollywood Vilifies a People, offers this study guide for the film with at least two chapters addressing Islamophobia.