Cobblestone Publishing's Calliope world history magazine is colorful and engaging for elementary through middle school students has numerous issues on topics related to Islam and Muslims.
Resources: Islam and Women
A PBS documentary that explores the different faces of Islam worldwide. Get a free lesson plan to accompany the documentary.
The Institute on Religion and Civic Values, formerly known as the Council on Islamic Education, is dedicated to providing teachers resources that effectively and accurately portray Islam and Muslims. Their website has an array of up-to date essays, lesson plans, useful links and other resources about Islam and Muslims from a historical perspective to present day.
Leap of Faith explores the subject of conversion through the stories of Christian converts to Orthodox Judaism. A black woman from Trinidad, a single mother working in the Army reserves and her 10-year-old son, a practicing Christian family from Colorado, and a Baptist couple in their 70s talk about their decisions to embrace a way of life radically different from their own. Interviews with families and religious scholars contextualize these individuals’ struggles in the first film to directly deal with the issue of conversion.
Facts on Muslim women and women's rights in Islam.
This provides a first hand look, through historical primary sources, at the rights accorded to women by Islam, at how gender issues were actually addressed in classical Muslim society, and at the diverse roles that Muslim women played historically. Lesson topics include: Women's Rights and Protections in Islam, Gender Roles and Women's Identities in Muslim Society, Muslim Women Leaders Through the Centuries, Famous Muslim Women as Role Models.
Project Kashmir is a feature-length documentary produced by two friends, one Pakistani-American and one Indian-American, who traveled to the Kashmir region to investigate the religious, social, and political issues at the root of the conflict. Through the experience, these two women are forced to address their own beliefs in ways they had never experienced in the United States. This film reveals the internal and external battle caused by identity and belief.