Introduction to K-12?
NEH Institutes and Seminars
Muslim American Identities, Past and Present
In 2015, the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture hosted sixteen K-12 school teachers for a three-week seminar exploring study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. Summer scholars read thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; heard from two visiting scholars and visited two mosques; and created individual research projects. You can view examples of their research projects (HERE IN OUR FABULOUS DOC LIBRARY).
For information on the 2017 version of this program, please check out Muslim American Identities.
The Many and the One: Religion, Pluralism, and American History
In July 2010, the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture conducted a three-week NEH summer institute for teachers on the role of religion in American history and life. The institute supported the studies of twenty-four talented teachers from across the country as they joined with nationally renowned scholars to explore how religion has shaped, and been shaped by, the American experience. Each teacher presented a project of his or her choosing at the end of the institute, focusing on some aspect of teaching about the role of religion in America. The lesson plans and teaching modules developed by those teachers can be found (HERE IN OUR FABULOUS DOC LIBRARY).