Schedule a Presentation about American Muslims

To start the scheduling process, click on a ‘Schedule’ button below to select your presentation. Please allow two weeks advance notice for scheduling, and at least 45 minutes for a presentation that includes time for questions and answers.

Please understand that all our speakers are volunteers who fit their speaking engagements into their own busy schedules. We must therefore ask you to observe certain limits to requests in order that we may serve everyone equitably. We generally do not do more than three presentations in one location in a given day and do not do presentations more than twice in a semester at one school. We urge you where possible to combine classes or to arrange an assembly for our presentations in order to provide maximum coverage of your students.

If your request is a rush order (less than two weeks away) or if you have questions about our online scheduling system, please feel free to contact us at 408-296-7312 or [email protected]. Thank you.

American Muslim Speakers
Exploring Muslim Traditions and Practices (Grades 6 and 7 only)
Designed for middle school classes in world history and geography, this presentation teaches students about Muslim traditions and practices in relation to other world religions. (45 minutes)
Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 6 and 7schedule
American Muslim Speakers
Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith
This presentation begins with basic terminology and the demographics of Muslims in the United States and the world, describes the major beliefs and practices of Islam, including major Muslim holidays, and expands on the faith’s principal theological teachings, including its relation to Judaism and Christianity. It also addresses common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. (45, 60, or 90 minutes)
Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 7, 8, 10, 11schedule
A History of Muslims
A History of Muslims in America
Most Americans are unaware of the long history of Muslims in the United States. This presentation remedies that lack, depicting the substantial, documented presence of Muslims among enslaved Africans in the Americas, describing both the successive waves of immigration that have brought Muslims to our country from the 19th century on and the rediscovery of Islam among African Americans in the 20th century, and highlighting notable American Muslims today. (45, 60 or 90 minutes)
Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 8, 11schedule
Muslim Contributions
Muslim Contributions to Civilization
Muslims have had a major and creative impact on world civilization. Particularly during the medieval Golden Age of Islam, Muslims in many lands made major contributions in diverse fields, including art, architecture, music, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, and even cuisine, clothing, and furniture. This presentation shows how the Muslim world has related to, influenced, and interacted with other cultures from its beginning. (45, 60 or 90 minutes)
Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 7, 9schedule
Muslim Women
Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes
The role of Muslim women and Islam’s view of women is one of the most widely misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the religion and its practitioners. This presentation describes Qur’anic and prophetic teachings about the role and responsibilities of Muslim women, including the different roles that women play in Muslim life. It also includes a description of notable Muslim women from the founding of Islam through the present and information about contemporary American Muslim women. (45 or 60 minutes)
Relevant to Content Standards for Grade 11schedule
Houses of Worship
Custom Presentation
This presentation allows you to pick a specific focus that might not be included above. Once you order this presentation, we will contact you to discuss the details of your custom presentation.
Relevant for Grades 7-12schedule