Please find below some resources for teaching about Islam and Muslim societies especially at middle- and high-school level. This is a far-from-exhaustive list of resources. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas)
Maps of the Islamic Middle East ( Princeton University.)
Islamic Heritage Project (Harvard University)
Mapping the Global Muslim Population (Pew Research’s Religion and Public Life Project)
Art, Architecture, and Music
Smithsonian Collection of Islamic Art (Online Gallery)
- Publications for Educators on the Art of the Islamic World
- The Nature of Islamic Art exhibit at the MET.
Islamic Art Exhibit – at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Introduction to Islamic art written by Linda Komaroff
Islamic Art, Architecture, and Music online teaching links – provided by the University of Georgia.
Victoria and Albert Museum’s Jameel Prize Exhibition
Documentary and Other Films
Online Ayatollah (Al Jazeera)
Divorce Iranian Style (Iran, 1998)
Talking to the Taliban (interviews, 2008)
The Lizard (Iran, 2004)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (US/Pakistan, 2012)
Taxi to the Dark Side (US, 2007)
A Separation (Iran, 2011)
Gender and Islam Online
Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran (1796-1925)
ReOrienting the Veil
- Norman Calder, J. A Mojaddedi, and Andrew Rippin. Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2013.
- Jamal J. Elias. Key Themes for the Study of Islam. Oxford: Oneworld, 2010.
- —- Aisha’s Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice In Islam. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012.
- Jane Dammen McAuliffe, The Cambridge Companion to the Qurʼān. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
- John Renard, Windows On the House of Islam: Muslim Sources On Spirituality and Religious Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
- Roxanne Leslie Euben, and Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Princeton Readings In Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts From Al-Banna to Bin Laden. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
- Kurzman, Charles. Modernist Islam, 1840-1940: A Sourcebook. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
- —- Liberal Islam: A Source Book. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
- Lloyd Ridgeon, ed., Religion and Politics in Modern Iran. London and NY: I. B. Tauris, 2005.