Teaching About Islam in the Context of Social Studies and World Religion
Education Minnesota 2012 Professional Conference
1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18
An expert panel will present information on teaching about Islam in the context of social studies and world religion. They will share perspectives on how educators can help improve intercultural communication and well-being for immigrant and refugee students and families from Muslim countries. Topics to be discussed include terminology, history, demographics, Islamic beliefs and practices in relation to other major religions, holidays and celebrations, common stereotypes and Somali culture.
Presenters: Imani Jaafar-Mohammad, Islamic Resource Group; Abdisalam Adam, cultural specialist, St. Paul Public Schools
May fulfill general license renewal requirements; check with your district continuing education committee.
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