Schedule a Presentation about American Muslims

Listed below are the titles of the various presentations which ING offers along with a brief description. To schedule a presentation in your classroom, 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 to allow time for questions and answers.

Because all of our speakers are volunteers who take time from their busy schedules to speak, we generally limit the number of presentations to three per location on a given day and no more than twice  a semester at one school. For teachers, we encourage you if possible to combine classes or to arrange an assembly for our presentations in order to provide maximum attendance of your students.

If your request is 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 extension 160 or email [email protected].

American Muslim Speakers
Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith
This presentation begins with basic terminology and demographics of Muslims in the United States and the world, describes the major beliefs and practices of Islam, including major Muslim holidays. It also addresses common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims and describes its relation other religions, including Judaism and Christianity. (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 covers that history beginning with the substantial and documented presence of Muslims among enslaved Africans in the Americas. It then describes the rediscovery of Islam among African Americans in the 20th century and the successive waves of immigration that brought Muslims to our country beginning in the late 1800’s, The presentation concludes by highlighting notable American Muslims today. (45, 60 or 90 minutes)
Relevant to Content Standards for Grades 8, 11schedule
Muslim Contributions
Muslim Contributions to Civilization
This presentation shows how the Muslim world has related to, influenced, and interacted with other cultures from its beginning and describes the many contributions made by Muslims. Particularly during the medieval Golden Age of Islam, Muslims made major contributions in diverse fields, including art, architecture, music, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, and even cuisine, clothing, and furniture. (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 the status of Muslim women today and highlights examples of notable Muslim women. It describes Qur’anic and prophetic teachings about the role and responsibilities of Muslim women, and explains issues such as the head scarf and gender relations. (45 or 60 minutes)
Relevant to Content Standards for Grade 11schedule
Houses of Worship
Custom Presentation
This presentation allows you to pick a topic that is not included above. After you select this presentation, we will contact you to discuss the details of your custom presentation.
Relevant for Grades 7-12schedule