Muslim American History and Life
What does it mean to be both Muslim and American? School teachers are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. NEH Summer Scholars will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as they study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. Participants will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how they will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into their classroom. The seminar does not promote any one religious or political perspective, its purpose is educational.