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Teaching Islam Workshop

Please join us on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for our third annual "Teaching Islam" Workshop, which will run approximately 9am-4pm.

Details will be posted in mid-December; please contact Professor Andrea L Stanton in the meantime with any questions. 

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This annual free, all-day workshop offers University and area attendees a unique opportunity to develop their knowledge of Islam, past and present, as well as to learn practical techniques for teaching about Islam in world history courses, Middle East studies courses, and related fields - as well as to prepare for consulting or non-profit work with Muslim communities in the United States and abroad.

University graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as Colorado-based graduate students,faculty, staff, teachers, education students, and community members are welcome to register for this workshop. Please email Professor Andrea L Stanton to register.

Please note that you must attend the entire workshop to receive a certificate of completion.

The 2012 and 2013 "Teaching Islam" Workshops brought a mix of graduate students, Denver-area faculty, and interested community members to campus for an all-day workshop hosted by the Department of Religious Studies and sponsored by Georgetown University's Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, with instruction provided by Susan Douglass. Participants received a certificate of completion, as well as a host of teaching and other materials.

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Photo from the 2012 "Teaching Islam" Workshop.

2013 Teaching Islam Workshop Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Refreshments (coffee and bagels provided by ACMCU)

9:00 – 9:10 Introduction

9:10 – 10:00 Basic Beliefs and Practices of Islam

10:00 – 10:50 Maps and the "Name Game"

10:50 – 11:00 Break 

11:00 - 12:30 Historical Issues in Teaching About Islam

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch onsite (provided by ACMCU)

1:30 - 3:00 Contemporary Hot-Button Issues

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 3:45 Cultural Interactions: Images of the Orient in European Travel Accounts

3:45 – 4:00 Wrap-up and Evaluation, Certificates