Academic department under which the project should be listed

BCOE - Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Faculty Sponsor Name

Sohyun An

We did not include the use of student data, complete a research study involving human subjects, or conduct research outside the continental United States.

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Which Muslim-American women made an impact on the world? How can educators integrate inspiring Muslim-American women into an elementary social studies curriculum, centered around Anglo-Saxon culture, experiences, and history? The purpose of this presentation is to provide “mirrors and windows” to brilliant women, that have been traditionally marginalized throughout American history (Bishop, 1990). Schools are doing an injustice to their students by excluding content about Muslim-Americans in the mainstream curriculum. Our research will bring attention to unsung Muslim-American women, who are often unknown to students and teachers. We will highlight the women’s achievements, courageousness, and perseverance to bring about change, in society, and we feel that these women should be included in elementary classrooms, around the country. Additionally, our presentation will include content knowledge and a number of suggested resources that can be used to further elementary social studies instruction on Muslim-Americans. The research will contribute to a better and equitable social studies education that will not only allow for Muslim-American women’s voices to be heard and celebrated, but will also empower young girls, and help students view experiences from a multicultural perspective.

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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Unsung Muslim-American Women Heroes

Which Muslim-American women made an impact on the world? How can educators integrate inspiring Muslim-American women into an elementary social studies curriculum, centered around Anglo-Saxon culture, experiences, and history? The purpose of this presentation is to provide “mirrors and windows” to brilliant women, that have been traditionally marginalized throughout American history (Bishop, 1990). Schools are doing an injustice to their students by excluding content about Muslim-Americans in the mainstream curriculum. Our research will bring attention to unsung Muslim-American women, who are often unknown to students and teachers. We will highlight the women’s achievements, courageousness, and perseverance to bring about change, in society, and we feel that these women should be included in elementary classrooms, around the country. Additionally, our presentation will include content knowledge and a number of suggested resources that can be used to further elementary social studies instruction on Muslim-Americans. The research will contribute to a better and equitable social studies education that will not only allow for Muslim-American women’s voices to be heard and celebrated, but will also empower young girls, and help students view experiences from a multicultural perspective.