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Trustees of Indiana University (Indianapolis, IN 46202-2915)
Edward E. Curtis (Project Director: February 2016 to May 2021)
Muslim American Identities, Past and Present

A three-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on the history and cultures of Muslims in the United States.

The purpose of this three-week seminar for K-12 educators is to strengthen teaching about Muslim American history and contemporary life. Seminar participants will examine the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. Focusing on primary sources and supplemented by visits to two mosques in the greater Indianapolis area, the seminar will prepare sixteen participants to teach about a key question of our historical moment: what does it mean to be both Muslim and American? The seminar will emphasize the richness and diversity of Muslim American voices, offering balanced, complex, and informed answers to this question. By inspiring teachers to engage students in these discussions, this seminar will also demonstrate the essential role that the humanities play in nurturing our national life and the common good.

Project fields:
Religion, Other

Seminars for School Teachers

Education Programs

$108,969 (approved)
$108,285 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2017