Islamic Art

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Did you know that the English word paradise comes from the Persian word pairidiz which means an enclosed park? This 76-slide PowerPoint introduces viewers to Islamic art, architecture, and religious beliefs. Designed to prepare learners for the AP Art History and Humanities exams, the presentation could be used by anyone seeking to know more about this fascinating culture.

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Classroom Considerations
  • No script accompanies the presentation; therefore, preview the slides to determine where addition information must be added
  • The quiz questions at the end of the presentation require information not supplied by the slides
  • Consider showing the 76 slides over several class periods
  • The presentation can be used to introduce the information and again as a review before the AP exam


  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Some information about Islam and Middle East history is provided as background 
  • Maps indicate where some of the images can be found
  • The significance of some of the images is not indicated and would need to be provided by the instructor
  • No script is provided
  • The information on population density needs to be udated; the slide represents information drawn for 2000 CE