Muslim Women Across the Centuries: A Unit of Study for Grades 7-12

A teaching unit by Kamran Scott Aghaie, produced for the National Center for History in the Schools, it is based on a model of primary source inquiry and exploration of issues related to women in Islam and Muslim history, toward exposing students directly to women’s stories and variety of experiences in different periods, places, social classes and circumstances. The curriculum materials can be directly downloaded from

Introduction to the Institute on Religion and Civic Values Resources (IRCV)

We are pleased to announce that a group of teaching resources that were previously only available in print, have now been released to educators for free download. These teaching units were produced for the purpose of providing teachers and textbook publishers with materials based in sound scholarship to reflect global perspectives in teaching world history and humanities. The organization that sponsored these works over two decades, The Institute on Religion and Civic Values (IRCV), is a national, non-profit research center with a mission to strengthen civil society by exploring issues at the intersection of faith, citizenship, and pluralism, and to serve as a catalyst to align public policymaking with our nation’s core values. IRCV advances religious freedom, religious pluralism, and religious literacy. Utilizing a non-advocacy approach, IRCV’s research, consulting, training and resource development work encompasses areas such as public education, civic engagement, media/discourse analysis, inter-religious cooperation, and international development.