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K-12 Teacher Training: Muslim American History Modules for the Social Studies Curriculum (virtual)

September 29, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Muslims have been present in the United States since before the country’s founding. In this webinar for educators, Yasmine Flodin-Ali, PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, will present on three complete lesson plan modules for high school social studies teachers on Muslim American history.


The different units focus on enslaved Muslims in the United States, early immigration from South Asia and the Middle East, and the Iranian Revolution. Relevant to high school curricula, these units provide accessible resources for diversifying the curriculum and teaching important moments in the history of Muslims in America. This webinar will provide context for each unit and share activities and ideas for teaching each of these topics. Common themes among all three units include identity, belonging, and unique cultural contributions.


+ Register in advance:

+ FREE and open to any interested educator.

+ A certificate documenting 1.5 professional learning hours will be provided to registered teachers to submit to the appropriate person at your school or in your district to receive credit. Please note: it is up to your school/district to approve credit.

+ Please contact Emma Harver, Director of Outreach for the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies at with questions.


Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and the UNC Humanities for the Public Good Initiative.


UNC-Chapel Hill


September 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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UNC-Chapel Hill
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