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Participant name: Edward Curtis
State: Indiana
Grant program: Seminars for K-12 Educators

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FV-250761-16Education Programs: Seminars for K-12 EducatorsTrustees of Indiana University, IndianapolisMuslim American Identities, Past and Present10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017$108,969.00EdwardE.Curtis   Trustees of Indiana University, IndianapolisIndianapolisIN46202-3288USA2016Religion, OtherSeminars for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1089690108285.110

A three-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on the history and cultures of Muslims in the United States.

The purpose of this three-week seminar for K-12 educators is to strengthen teaching about Muslim American history and contemporary life. Seminar participants will examine the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. Focusing on primary sources and supplemented by visits to two mosques in the greater Indianapolis area, the seminar will prepare sixteen participants to teach about a key question of our historical moment: what does it mean to be both Muslim and American? The seminar will emphasize the richness and diversity of Muslim American voices, offering balanced, complex, and informed answers to this question. By inspiring teachers to engage students in these discussions, this seminar will also demonstrate the essential role that the humanities play in nurturing our national life and the common good.

FV-256712-17Education Programs: Seminars for K-12 EducatorsTrustees of Indiana University, IndianapolisMuslim American History and Life10/1/2017 - 6/30/2019$108,800.00EdwardE.Curtis   Trustees of Indiana University, IndianapolisIndianapolisIN46202-3288USA2017Religion, OtherSeminars for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs10880001088000

A three-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on the history and cultures of Muslims in the United States.

The purpose of this three-week seminar for K-12 educators, a version of which was successfully offered in 2015 and will be offered again in 2017, is to strengthen teaching about Muslim American history and contemporary life. Focusing on primary sources and supplemented by visits to two mosques in the greater Indianapolis area, the seminar will prepare sixteen participants to teach about a key question of our historical moment: what does it mean to be both Muslim and American? This seminar will emphasize the richness and diversity of Muslim American voices, offering balanced, complex, and informed answers to this question. In addition, participants will research areas of special relevance to their classes and prepare presentations on how to incorporate the seminar’s themes into their teaching. As a result, teachers will return home ready to inspire their students to greater intellectual understanding of America, including its history and its contemporary life.

FV-261606-18Education Programs: Seminars for K-12 EducatorsTrustees of Indiana University, IndianapolisMuslim American History and Life10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019$103,884.00EdwardE.Curtis   Trustees of Indiana University, IndianapolisIndianapolisIN46202-3288USA2018Religion, OtherSeminars for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs10388401038840

A three-week seminar for 16 school teachers on Muslim American history and contemporary life.

The purpose of this three-week seminar for K-12 educators, a version of which was successfully offered in 2015 and 2017 and will be offered again in 2018, is to strengthen teaching about Muslim American history and contemporary life. Focusing on primary sources and supplemented by visits to two mosques in the greater Indianapolis area, the seminar will prepare sixteen participants to teach about a key question of our historical moment: what does it mean to be both Muslim and American? This seminar will emphasize the richness and diversity of Muslim American voices, offering balanced, complex, and informed answers to this question. In addition, participants will research areas of special relevance to their classes and prepare presentations on how to incorporate the seminar’s themes into their teaching. As a result, teachers will return home ready to inspire their students to greater intellectual understanding of America, including its history and its contemporary life.

FV-50393-14Education Programs: Seminars for K-12 EducatorsTrustees of Indiana University, IndianapolisMuslim American Identities, Past and Present10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015$114,438.00EdwardE.Curtis   Trustees of Indiana University, IndianapolisIndianapolisIN46202-3288USA2014American StudiesSeminars for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1144380105082.520

A three-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on the history and cultures of Muslims in the United States.

The purpose of this three-week seminar for school teachers is to 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; they will hear from two visiting scholars and visit two mosques; and they will create and present sixteen individual research projects. All of these activities will be directed toward answering a key question of our historical moment: what does it mean to be both Muslim and American?