Conference: Workshop for K-12 teachers on Teaching about Islam, October 24

Ever since “9/11” teachers in America at all grade levels, and particularly at the secondary level, have had to face many questions about Islam and its role in the world. With textbooks and media often providing erroneous information, a need has emerged to better understand the religion and the cultures that practice it. On October 24, instructors from Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding will present a workshop at NIU-Rockford for teachers of grades K-12. Sessions will cover such topics as “Basic Beliefs and Practices of Islam,” “Contemporary Hot-Button Issues,” “Historical Issues in Teaching about Islam, and “Building a Comfort Zone.” Please visit the workshop website to see the complete schedule: http://www.niu.edu/history/teacher_certification/Professional%20Dev/Genocide.shtml.

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