Teaching Guides and Curricula
Islamic Networks Group
Five lesson plans with digital presentations, discussion and test questions, with links to educational resources.
Emir Abdelkader: A Muslim Hero for our Time
- 1. Lesson One: Abd el-Kader’s Formative Years
- 2. Lesson Two: Commander of the Faithful
- 3. Lesson Three: Captivity in France
- 4. Lesson Four: Faith in Action
- 5. Lesson Five: Abd el-Kader’s Legacy
Harvard Pluralism Project
Case Study Program
A lively historical narrative of Muslims in Iowa, entitled “Portrait of Cedar Rapids and America’s Mother Mosque.” This is paired with three case studies. The first is on Abdelkader plus two contemporary stories that serve as companion pieces.
- 1. Rumors in Damascus: Emir Abdelkader and Ethical Leadership
- 2. A Young Imam (A) / A Young Imam (B)
- 3. The House on 6th Street (A) / The House on 6th Street (B)
Exploring Cultural and Religious Diversity
A rich assortment of curricula, designed by Iowa educators, includes tasks, activities, resources, and assessments on Abdelkader-related themes for our time.
Thirteen theatre vignettes depicting a rich array of characters beginning in 1808 in the Ottoman Regency of Algiers, to France and Damascus, to current day Elkader, Iowa, USA.
George Washington, Abdelkader, and Gandhi
Document-Based Questions (DBQ) curriculum using historical primary sources, news articles, letters, essays.
Library of Congress (LOC)
Abdelkader-related Primary Sources
“Making Connections” in the spirit of Abdelkader
- 1. 3-minute video clips from the award-winning “Secret Life of Muslims” series by Seftel Productions;
- 2. Four biographical sketches adapted from One Islam, Many Muslim Worlds by Raymond William Baker (Oxford, 2015)
- 3. WISEUP! Daisy Khan
- 4. I Am Your Protector
For Inquiries about Abdelkader Education Resources, please contact:
Tamar H. Miller MSW, MPA
Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Merrimack College, North Andover, MA