Curricula

Curricula from past courses related to Islamic Studies.

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Life After Mubarak

Secondary Level

Cindy McNulty, a 2009 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad participant

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Islam and the West: Dialog of Cultures

Secondary Level

Charlotte E. Lott, professor of economics, Chatham University, 2007 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad participant

Objectives

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Find in the media key issues of concern to Muslim communities
• Identify key issues of the American community
• Understand different perceptions of each others’ communities
• Define the terms “perceptions” and “dialog”
• Explain commonalities or issues where dialog may be able to occur

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Is Democracy Possible in the Middle East?

Secondary Level

Created by Carol Heid, 2009 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad participant

In this lesson, students consider the possibilities of democracy in the Middle East. Students will compare the direction of American foreign policy between the former Bush administration and the current Obama administration. Students will then assess a variety of countries of the Middle East and determine if democracy is possible in this part of the world.

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Glossary of Islamic Terms

A glossary of Islamic terms compiled by the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

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Egyptians, Americans and Perceptions of Israel

Secondary Level

Michael Yoder, A participant of the 2007 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad

Objectives

• Students will be able to compare and contrast American and Egyptian attitudes toward the State of Israel.
• Students will be able to analyze why Israel is a polarizing topic.
• Students will compare and contrast news and articles from American and
Arabic sources.
• Students will synthesize events in the past 50 years that have brought us to this point.

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Different Types of Marriage in Islam

Secondary Level

Tracy Flynn, social studies teacher, Hickory High School, participants on 2007 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

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