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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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Commemorative Stamp Contest

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Islamic culture worksheet. students complete an activity that requires them to create commemorative stamp designs that feature the Islamic culture.
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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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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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Writing Exercises: The Spread of Islam IV

For Students 7th - 9th
Islam is one of the world major religions that has spread rapidly throughout the world. These comprehension questions require learners to have read text related to major Islamic contributions, the Muslim perspective on slavery, and the...
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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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Doorways/Printmaking

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils 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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How do we know if it’s a First Amendment Issue?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners consider First Amendment rights. For 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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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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The Rise of Islam 600-1200

For Teachers 9th - 11th
From the 600-1200 Islam spread throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Spain. This presentation takes viewers on a 600 year journey beginning right before the time of Muhammad and ending with current Islamic law and culture. Topics...
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Islam and Forced Marriage

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the perspective on forced marriages in the Islamic culture. In this perspective lesson, students discover the Islamic and UK's perspective on forced marriages. Students review various quotes and ideas about forced...
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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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Exploring Islamic Lands

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students explore the culture of the Middle East. In 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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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 young scholars 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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Let's Celebrate Ramadan!

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars discover the Islamic tradition of Ramadan by using Kidspiration software. In this Islamic culture lesson, students discuss what they already know about the tradition, then read the book Ramadan by David F. Marx. Young...
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Flamenco And Its Origins

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discuss the role Islamic culture had on the development of Flamenco music in this General Music instructional activity for the middle-level classroom. Resource links are provided. The instructional activity emphasizes...
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Interpreting Women in Islam

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the progressive movement in Muslim nations. In this Muslim culture lesson, 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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Islam and Judaism: From Muhammad to the Ottoman Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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
Students 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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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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An Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners view a teacher created Powerpoint presentation on Islamic Art designed to introduce the major categories of design. Students work in small groups with sorting cards containing pictures of Islamic art. They practice classifying...
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Islamic Civilization in Spain

For Teachers 6th - 12th
There may be elements of this lesson plan 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
Middle schoolers 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....
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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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Revive, Contemplate, Integrate

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recognize Islamic design elements by using them to create art. In this Islamic design lesson, 5th graders access prior knowledge to understand the characteristics of Islamic design. Students use appropriate vocabulary to...
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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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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, they...
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Ceramics and Patterns with Islamic Roots and the Effect on Christian Europe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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 instructional activity, they write a...

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