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ERIC Number: EJ789561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Understanding Islam: Perspectives of a Turkish Educator
Gunel, Elvan
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v20 n4 p9-11 Mar-Apr 2008
Students come from many different family, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Learning about Islam can help U.S. teachers to understand their students and their own society, as well as to more deeply comprehend history and better interpret current events. In this article, the author recommends some websites (and occasionally books) that can provide further background or images of Islam. This article is the author's best attempt to provide background information about Islam to fourth and fifth grade teachers with limited time to spend on this subject. For teachers who would like more background, details, and teaching suggestions, the author recommends the third edition of "Teaching about Islam and Muslims in the Public School Classroom: A Handbook for Educators", published by the Council on Islamic Education in Fountain Valley, California (
National Council for the Social Studies. 8555 Sixteenth Street 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 800-683-0812; Tel: 301-588-1800: Fax: 301-588-2049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A