Curricula

Curricula from past courses related to Islamic Studies.

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Building a Better World : Exploring Architecture as a Window into the Past

Secondary Level

Author: John Werkmeister, Participant on the 2009 Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad to Egypt

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African American History Muslim Roots/US Blues

Secondary Level

Curriculum developed by Kate Daher, CAPA High School, Pittsburgh Public Schools. 2009 Fulbright Hays GPA participant

Historians now believe that at least 30% of African slaves brought to the United States and the West Indies were Muslims. This lesson plan informs students how Muslim religious practices influenced life in the south during the early days and highlights the origin of the blues music genre as being greatly influenced by Islamic religious practices.

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A Mideast Conference: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Secondary Level

Author: Gloria Farzati, a participant on the 2009 Fulbright Hays GPA

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Curriculum: The Politics of Central Asia

Graduate Level

Jennifer Murtazashvili, PhD, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

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Political Islam

Graduate Level

Jennifer Murtazashvili,Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

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Sufism: The “Heartbeat” and Soul of Islam?

Secondary and Undergraduate Levels

Michael McKale, professor of philosophical and religious studies, Saint Francis University

Objectives:

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

• outline the fundamental beliefs of Sufism
• evaluate the role of Sufism within Egypt

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A Political Analysis of Literature

Secondary Level

Created by Christine Casey, Pittsburgh Public School, Fulbright Hays GPA Egypt 2009 Participant

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