Lesson Plans

“The day I arrived home from the seminar, I couldn’t shut up about what I learned and kept pestering my family with information… My family doesn’t know the story of Muslims in America, and my students don’t know it either. I certainly wouldn’t have encountered this history without being able to participate in this NEH seminar.” –2017 Participant


As part of their seminar work, NEH Scholars produce teaching presentations that are often geared to both national and state curriculum standards. Some of these are formal lesson plans while others provide content for the classroom.

2017 Seminar
Roger De Silva, Muslim Women Prayer Leaders and Catholic Women’s Ordination
Beth Franzosa, Understanding Islam for Teachers
Katie Glupker, Detroit Muslim Responses to the Iranian Revolution
Andrew Jones, Muhammad Ali, the First Amendment, and the Supreme Court
John Kenny, The Muslim Gullahs of Coastal Georgia (for Middle School)
Amber Lyons, Using Muslim American Oral Histories to Teach Argumentation
Mark Matthews, Sharia and the U.S. Constitution (For Grade 12 Government)
Emily McGill, Ramadan and Muslim American Teenagers (for World History)
Naadia Owens, Teaching about Legacy, Malcolm X, and Historical Memory
Paul Saboe, Muslim American Women, the Qur’an, and Gender Equality
Jacob Wilkerson, Muslim American Authors in the English III Curriculum
Marc Williams, Islam and Hip Hop

2015 Seminar
João Bichinho, Public Education, Religion, and Teaching about Islam
David Borrelli, Muslim American Feminism
Nicole Chaluisan, Social Media and Ramadan
Kristi LaFollette, African-Born and African American Muslim Communities
Kaitlynn McShea, Muslim American Children’s Literature
Sarah Nickell, Muslim – Jewish Interfaith Student Dialogue
Shannon Swann, French Maghrébins and Muslim Americans
Jacob Thurman, Hip Hop and the Muslim American Experience