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  1. 1. Teach About World Religions with FREE Guest Speakers Grades 7-12 “When studying World History, students must of each time andwith the basic ideas of the major religions and the ethical traditions become familiar place. Students are expected to learn about the role of religion in the founding of this country because ” many of our political institutions have their antecedents in religious beliefs. ~ California Department of Education
  2. 2. Serving Educators for More than 19 Years ING provides valuable educational resources to teachers, administrators and staff. Our interactive presentations for middle and high school students are aligned with the California State Board of Education History-Social Science content standards, and are intended to supplement your curriculum. ING teaches about world religions, including Islam, in the context of religious pluralism and in accordance with the First Amendment Center guidelines. Grade 7 Interactive Presentations – Islamic Speakers Bureau Exploring Muslim Traditions and CONTENT STANDARD 7.2 Religious and Social Practices Structures of the Civilizations of Islam Ideal for the study of world history and geography CONTENT STANDARD in middle schools, this presentation teaches students 7.2.2 Trace the origins of Islam, including Islamic about Muslim traditions and practices in relation to teachings on the other major world religions. (45 minutes) connection with Judaism and Christianity CONTENT STANDARD 7.2.3 Muslim Beliefs and Practice Getting to Know American Muslims CONTENT STANDARD 7.2 Religious and Social and Their Faith Structures of the Civilizations of Islam In addition to providing an overview of Muslim CONTENT STANDARD practices, this presentation examines the issues of 7.2.2 Trace the origins of Islam, including Islamic moderation and women’s rights, and the relation of teachings on the Islam to other world religions, including Judaism connection with Judaism and Christianity and Christianity. (45, 60, or 90 minutes) CONTENT STANDARD 7.2.3 Muslim Beliefs and Practice Muslim Contributions to Civilization CONTENT STANDARD 7.2.5 Trade and exchanges This presentation reviews various aspects of culture in the Muslim world and knowledge which Muslims contributed to or CONTENT STANDARD 7.2.6 Intellectual gains passed down, including food; clothing; furniture; and exchanges by Muslim music; architecture; math; medicine; astronomy; and scholars more. (45, 60 or 90 minutes) CONTENT STANDARD 7.10.1 Scientific Revolution and Muslim Science Request a speaker or panel on our website at www.ing.org, via email at scheduler@ing.org or call 408.296.7312. Presentations are provided at no charge!
  3. 3. Meeting History and Social Science Content Standards As a middle school or high school teacher, the academic study of world religions is a critical part of your social science curriculum. The California Public Schools History-Social Science Framework, which provides guidelines for implementing California State Board of Education content standards, emphasizes the importance of religious studies. Interfaith Panel Dialogues – Interfaith Speakers Bureau Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 7.6 History of Separation Separation of Church and State of Church and State Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address how separation of Church and State is applied in their religion. (60 - 120 minutes) Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 7.2.2 Islamic Teachings, Shared Values Among Faiths Connection with Judaism and Christianity Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address the topic of shared values and commonalities between their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) An Interfaith Panel Puts A Personal Face on Religion At the beginning of the fall semester, Santa Clara High School students were offered a unique opportunity to meet and engage in an interfaith dialogue with representatives of four major world religions: Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. As 60 students gathered in the library, their excitement was obvious. This was the first panel of its kind and an integral part of their studies. Read the complete story here: www.ing.org/downloads/SCHS_Story_10_30F.pdf The feedback from the group included: “It is truly inspirational to myself as a teacher that there are others out there who also highly value educating the public and encouraging youth to respect the array of belief systems, ideas, opinions, and traditions that exist.” ~ Teacher, Santa Clara High School Give your students the opportunity to meet and learn firsthand from guest speakers who represent the five major world religions. All panels include time for Q & A.
  4. 4. Grade 8 Interactive Presentations – Islamic Speakers Bureau A History of Muslims in America CONTENT STANDARD 8.6.4 Lives of Freed Slaves To supplement your U.S. History courses, consider CONTENT STANDARD this fascinating account of the lives and legacies of 8.7.2 Origins of American Slavery America’s earliest Muslims, including enslaved West CONTENT STANDARD 8.9 Africans, early converts to Islam and Muslim Attempts to Abolish immigrants. (45, 60 or 90 minutes) Slavery CONTENT STANDARD 8.12 Contributions of Immigrants Getting to Know American Muslims CONTENT STANDARD 8.12.7 Contributions of and Their Faith Immigrants to Cities and Economy In addition to providing an overview of Muslim practices, this presentation examines the issues of moderation and women’s rights, and the relation of Islam to other world religions, including Judaism and Christianity. (45, 60, or 90 minutes) Interfaith Panel Dialogues – Interfaith Speakers Bureau Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 8.2.5 Jefferson’s Statute Separation of Church and State for Religious Freedom as a forerunner of the First Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five Amendment; Views of the founding fathers on the presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, issue of the separation of Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will church and state. provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address how separation of Church and State is applied in their religion. (60 - 120 minutes) The Importance of Tracking Annual Student Performance To assess students' knowledge of the California content standards, public schools are required to administer the California Standards Tests (CSTs) for History–Social Science. Each year, these tests are administered to students in Grade 8 and in Grades 9- 11 who have completed U.S. History and World History courses. Higher proficiency levels in schools hosting ING presentations An in-depth study of Bay Area schools that have consistently and consecutively offered ING presentations shows that these schools have higher than average student CST scores for History-Social Science. Request a speaker or panel on our website at www.ing.org, via email at scheduler@ing.org or call 408.296.7312. Presentations are provided at no charge!
  5. 5. Grade 9 Interactive Presentations – Islamic Speakers Bureau Muslim Contributions to Civilization Recommended for ninth grade elective courses This presentation reviews various aspects of culture and knowledge which Muslims contributed to or passed down, including food; clothing; furniture; music; architecture; math; medicine; astronomy; and more. (45, 60 or 90 minutes) Interfaith Panel Dialogues – Interfaith Speakers Bureau Jewish-Muslim Relations in the U.S.: Recommended for ninth grade elective courses In the Shadow of the Middle East Conflict Ideal for the study of world history, the Muslim and Jewish panel helps to shift the paradigm of conversations away from Middle East conflicts and towards common interests to Americans, including topics such as anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and security issues to two of the religious minorities in the United States. (55 minutes) Multi-Faith Panel: Recommended for ninth grade elective courses Living the Faith The interfaith speakers you choose will talk about “Living the Faith” in the San Francisco Bay Area as professionals, parents, students, community members, etc. You may also request an all-women panel to learn about women of different faiths and how they practice their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) Higher proficiency levels in schools hosting Students scoring Proficient to Advanced ING presentations (continued) in Social Studies-History 2010 In 2010, 61% of eighth grade students in middle schools with four or more ING presentations over the past four years rated proficient to advanced compared to an average of 47% of students in California schools overall. Additionally, 52% of students in high schools that have hosted four or more ING presentations rated proficient to advanced in World History compared to only 42% of students in California overall. A study of Bay Area schools that have consecutively provided ING presentations to students during the past four years shows that these schools have higher than average student CST scores for History-Social Science.
  6. 6. Grade 10 Interactive Presentations – Islamic Speakers Bureau Getting to Know American Muslims CONTENT STANDARD 10.9 International and Their Faith Developments in the Post-World War II World In addition to providing an overview of Muslim CONTENT STANDARD practices, this presentation examines the issues of 10.10 Nation Building and Religious Issues moderation and women’s rights, and the relation of Islam to other world religions, including Judaism and Christianity. (45, 60, or 90 minutes) Interfaith Panel Dialogues – Interfaith Speakers Bureau Jewish-Muslim Relations in the U.S.: CONTENT STANDARD 10.9.6 Impact of In the Shadow of the Middle East Conflict Establishment of Israel Ideal for the study of world history, the Muslim and Jewish panel helps to shift the paradigm of conversations away from Middle East conflicts and towards common interests to Americans, including topics such as anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and security issues to two of the religious minorities in the United States. (55 minutes) Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 10.1 Principles in Judaism Shared Values Among Faiths and Christianity CONTENT STANDARD Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five 10.10.2 Religious Issues presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address the topic of shared values and commonalities between their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 10.10.2 Religious Issues Living the Faith The interfaith speakers you choose will talk about “Living the Faith” in the San Francisco Bay Area as professionals, parents, students, community members, etc. You may also request an all-women panel to learn about women of different faiths and how they practice their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) Request a speaker or panel on our website at www.ing.org, via email at scheduler@ing.org or call 408.296.7312. Presentations are provided at no charge!
  7. 7. Diversity Training Seminars For Teachers and School Administrators Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment Designed for K-12 district administrators and teachers as well as faculty in colleges and schools of education, department chairs, deans and pre-service teachers, this seminar provides valuable information and guidance for interaction with Muslim students and their families, while helping build an inclusive learning environment for all students. According to the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students in public schools who belong to a minority ethnic group had increased from 22% in 1972 to 43% in 2003. Diversity awareness training by ING provides best practices for integrating Muslim students who can also come from varying cultural backgrounds. This training is an essential component of ongoing professional development for teachers and school administrators. “Schools and districts should promote professional learning that deepens [the] understand- ing about the culture of the community and how to best meet their needs.” ~ Study of Availability and Effectiveness of Cultural Competency Training, WestEd and Rockman Et al. Description This seminar begins with a conversation about common stereotypes relating to American Muslims and their faith followed by an overview of Muslim traditions and practices, as well as pertinent contemporary issues, and their implications for Muslim students. The seminar covers federal laws and education codes pertaining to teaching about religion. It also addresses the topic of religious practice in the public school system. It concludes with tips for interacting with Muslim students in a post 9/11 environment while ensuring an inclusive and safe learning environment for all students where they can fulfill their potential and perform their best. Educators and administrative leaders will have the opportunity to share their experiences about teaching in today’s diverse classrooms. Benefits • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills as it relates to working with the American Muslim students, their parents and community. • Improved relationships with Muslim students and their families, which potentially results in higher levels of learning. • Prevention of teasing or harassment and improved student safety. • Greater understanding and respect for students of all backgrounds. • Fulfillment of requirements for certification, credentials and professional development programs. Request a Cultural Diversity Seminar for Teachers and Administrators for your school at www.ing.org/index.php/overview
  8. 8. Grade 11 Interactive Presentations – Islamic Speakers Bureau Getting to Know American Muslims CONTENT STANDARD 11.3.4 Religious pluralism and Their Faith from 20th century immigration In addition to providing an overview of Muslim CONTENT STANDARD practices, this presentation examines the issues of 11.3 Religious Liberty moderation and women’s rights, and the relation of Islam to other world religions, including Judaism and Christianity. (45, 60, or 90 minutes) A History of Muslims in America CONTENT STANDARD 11.3.1 Contributions of To supplement your U.S. History courses, consider religious groups to American social change this fascinating account of the lives and legacies of CONTENT STANDARD America’s earliest Muslims, including enslaved West 11.3.4 Religious pluralism Africans, early converts to Islam and Muslim from 20th century immigration immigrants. (45, 60 or 90 minutes) CONTENT STANDARD 11.11.1 Modern immigration movements Muslim Women in the U.S. and CONTENT STANDARD 11.5.4 Role of Women Around the World CONTENT STANDARD 11.10.7 Role of Women In this presentation, students learn about the role of CONTENT STANDARD women in Islam and important Muslim women in 11.11.3 Changing Roles of history and the modern world. Suitable for courses Women in Society related to women studies, world religions and civil rights. (45 or 60 minutes) Interfaith Panel Dialogues – Interfaith Speakers Bureau Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 11.3.4 Religious pluralism Living the Faith from 20th century immigration The interfaith speakers you choose will talk about CONTENT STANDARD “Living the Faith” in the San Francisco Bay Area as 11.3.5 Principles of religious liberty professionals, parents, students, community members, etc. You may also request an all-women panel to learn about women of different faiths and how they practice their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) Request a speaker or panel on our website at www.ing.org, via email at scheduler@ing.org or call 408.296.7312. Presentations are provided at no charge!
  9. 9. Interfaith Panel Dialogues – Interfaith Speakers Bureau (cont.) Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 11.3.5 Separation Separation of Church and State between church and state Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address how separation of Church and State is applied in their religion. (60 - 120 minutes) Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 11.3.2 Analysis of religious Fundamentalism revivals and movements Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address how each of their faiths views the issue of fundamentalism. (60 - 120 minutes) Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 11.11.5 Need for Environmental Issues environmental protection Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address the topic of environmental issues in their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 11.3.4 Religious pluralism Pluralism from 20th century immigration Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address the topic of pluralism as found in their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) Give your students the opportunity to meet and learn firsthand from guest speakers who represent the five major world religions. All panels include time for Q & A.
  10. 10. Grade 12 Interactive Speaker Presentations – Islamic Speakers Bureau Getting to Know American Muslims CONTENT STANDARD 12.3.3 Historical role of and Their Faith religion In addition to providing an overview of Muslim practices, this presentation examines the issues of moderation and women’s rights, and the relation of Islam to other world religions, including Judaism and Christianity. (45, 60, or 90 minutes) Interfaith Panel Dialogues – Interfaith Speakers Bureau Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 12.3.1 Civil society and Living the Faith religion CONTENT STANDARD The interfaith speakers you choose will talk about 12.3.3 Historical role of “Living the Faith” in the San Francisco Bay Area as religion and religious diversity professionals, parents, students, community members, etc. You may also request an all-women panel to learn about women of different faiths and how they practice their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) Multi-Faith Panel: CONTENT STANDARD 12.3.3 Historical role of Pluralism religion and religious diversity Create your interfaith panel by selecting up to five presenters representing Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism or Hinduism. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of his or her religion and then address the topic of pluralism as found in their religions. (60 - 120 minutes) “What is most impressive about ING is thegiven toFirst Amendment [separation of church and state] training careful every speaker, especially those who give presentations in public schools. ” ~ Charles Haynes, Senior Scholar, First Amendment Center Request a speaker or panel on our website at www.ing.org, via email at scheduler@ing.org or call 408.296.7312. Presentations are provided at no charge!
  11. 11. Online Classroom Resources Teaching About Religion: Do’s and Don’ts The religious liberty clauses of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provide the civic framework for teaching about religion in public schools. Learn more about the First Amendment Center guidelines for teaching about religion, and why the study about religion is important in our diverse society. http://www.ing.org/index.php/7-12/578-teaching-about-religion Bullying Prevention in Schools Developed in partnership with the San Jose Police Department, You Have the Power program, and the White House Initiative Stop Bullying Now!, ING offers a list of resources and strategies to preventing harassment in schools. This includes tip sheets to help students, educators, and parents discuss and understand harassment and bullying and tangible methods with which to address this problem. Students, educators, and parents can learn preventative strategies to starting bullying prevention programs in schools, involving your community, reaching out to media, and encouraging students to take an active role in stamping out bullying since they play a key role in its elimination. http://www.ing.org/index.php/strategies-to-preventing-bullying Orientation to Major World Religions Composed by scholars who are experts in teaching the major world religions, these vocabulary lists and common terms are ideal as supplemental curriculum materials. Download and distribute this information to review with your students in preparation for an interfaith speakers panel, to supplement religion and social studies material, and for students who wish to learn more about each of the five primary religions highlighted. http://www.ing.org/index.php/individuals2 Curriculum Resources for Teachers Composed by scholars, these PowerPoint presentations, scripts, and media files are intended to both supplement curriculum materials, as well as serve in place of an ING speaker if you do not have an ING speaker or affiliate in your locale or need this supplemental information for your students on short notice. These include information and presentations on the world’s major religions. http://www.ing.org/index.php/7-12 “Our schoolthe dedication and commitmentyear and we are impressed has invited ING speakers every with of the speakers. ” ~ Michael Steeb, Teacher, Moreau Catholic High School, Hayward, CA
  12. 12. Islamic Networks Group 3031 Tisch Way, Suite 950 San Jose, CA 95128 www.ing.org Stay informed on the latest news, key events, and critical developments in ING’s promotion of intercultural understanding and fostering mutual respect through educational presentations and community engagement: • Sign up to ING’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ing.org • Download ING’s Multifaith News & Events App for iPhones Valuable Educational Resources Available from ING Enliven student learning with guest speakers ING guest speakers bring academic and theoretical subjects to life. The interactive presentations provide an open learning environment in which students can ask questions to learn more about major religions in the context of history and global education. Speakers certified on First Amendment principles All speakers are professionally trained and certified to adhere to First Amendment guidelines when presenting about religion in schools. Speakers educate students and provide them the opportunity to ask candid questions about their beliefs and practices. Contact ING to learn more ING serves schools in ten counties of the greater San Francisco Bay Area community. We invite you to discover how ING can help you meet your teaching and curriculum goals this year with our valuable educational resources. ING will do its best to meet speaker requests but cannot guarantee fulfillment of all requests. The ability to schedule presentations and panels is based on the volume of requests received and the availability of speaker volunteers. The types of ING presentations and panels available are subject to change without notice.

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