Islamic Culture Teacher Resources

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The Impact of Islamic Culture on the Arts of the Renaissance

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the linguistic and cultural impact of the Arabic language and Islamic culture on the Spanish language. They analyze and label maps, listen to and differentiate between Spanish and Arabic music, and compare and...
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Islam and Islamic Culture

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Whether democracy will ever take hold in Islamic nations continues to be a topic of great debate. Here, a series of questions, research, and discussion provide a foundation for class members to come to their own conclusion which they...
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The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Discover the prevalence of geometric design in Islamic culture with this wonderful informational video. It begins with an overview of the complexity of designs dating back to the eighth century during early Islam, and then delves into...
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Commemorative Stamp Contest

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Islamic culture learning exercise. students complete an activity that requires them to create commemorative stamp designs that feature the Islamic culture.
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Middle-East Reflections

For Teachers K - 12th
Practice symmetry and patterns with this Mid-Eastern art project. Your class will create beautiful, reflective mosaics that will brighten up the classroom! A list of necessary materials is included.
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Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain

For Teachers 8th - 10th
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Mosque debate Intolerance vs. Insensitivity

For Students 10th - 12th
Kids analyze a cartoon that deals with the hot-topic debate of whether a mosque should be erected two blocks from the place where the twin towers stood. They'll look critically at the techniques and symbolism used by the artist to convey...
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H.A.V.P.A. - 10th Grade (Islamic and Judaic Cultures)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In-depth and thorough, this presentation details the histories and main characteristics of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. A "Who," "what" and "where" slide helps to provide students with a learning objective and context for the...
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Exploring Islamic Art and Architecture

For Teachers 4th
Students study the characteristics and features of Islamic art and architecture. In this art and architecture lesson, students work through a series of 5 hands on lessons to develop an appreciation for the Islamic culture.
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Doorways/Printmaking

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the techniques used in printmaking along with the relief method and tessellation relationships to art. In groups, they examine a variety of architecture used throughout the Islamic culture. To end the lesson,...
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Flamenco And Its Origins

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discuss the role Islamic culture had on the development of Flamenco music in this General Music lesson for the middle-level classroom. Resource links are provided. The lesson emphasizes the creation of group posters.
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How do we know if it’s a First Amendment Issue?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners consider First Amendment rights. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students complete an activity guide regarding plans to build an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York City. Learners respond to discussion questions...
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Exploring Islamic Lands

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students explore the culture of the Middle East. For this Islamic culture lesson, students conduct research to create personal narratives that reveal what life is like in the Middle East for Islamic teens today.
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Interpreting Women in Islam

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the progressive movement in Muslim nations. In this Muslim culture activity, students explore the evolution of Muslim women's rights. Students investigate primary Muslim sources that require them to consider compare the...
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Scholarship and Learning in Islam

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students study Islamic culture and watch a videos pertaining to it.  In this Islam lesson students answer vocabulary and worksheet questions about the videos that they viewed. 
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Islamic Civilization in Spain

For Teachers 6th - 12th
There may be elements of this lesson that are useful for a unit on Islamic influence in Spain; however, there is little alignment between the learning objectives and the final product --a ten page report. For example, some of the...
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Creating with Clay

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the Art Museum's Ahambra Vase. They explore the difference between throwing on the pottery wheel and hand building. Students create a functional vessel using two of the three hand-building techniques. They find...
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Islam and Judaism: From Muhammad to the Ottoman Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the interrelationships between Judaism and Islam. They view and discuss the "Heritage: Civilization and the Jews" DVD-ROM, conduct Internet research, complete handouts, and develop a research presentation.
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Great Thinkers and Accomplishments of Islam Fact Cubes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research great thinkers and accomplishments of Islam. They watch and discuss a PBS video, "Islam: Empire of Faith," conduct Internet research, and create a fact cube that presents their findings.
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Muslim Women Through Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the culture and stereotypes of Muslim women and discover a combination of items have affected the role of Muslim women as a group and individually over time. Groups research a famous Muslim woman, present their...
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The Fascinating World of Islam

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in viewing the PBS video series Islam: Empire of Faith. They research aspects of the world of Islam by using the internet and other research tools. They create, in groups, an ABC Book of Islam based on their research.
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Medieval Ethiopia, Mali and Nigeria: The Influence of Culture in Africa

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the concept of cultural diffusion. In groups, they identify the culture of Mali, Nigeria and Ethiopia and work together to research how cultural diffusion has changed the country. To end the lesson plan, they...
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Ceramics and Patterns with Islamic Roots and the Effect on Christian Europe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine a variety of ceramic pieces and trace their route through China into Europe. As a class, they discuss how ideas and patterns were carried along with the art itself. To end the activity, they write a report on the...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Mosque Debate

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the New York City Mosque Debate and respond to 3 talking point questions.

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