Islamic Culture Teacher Resources
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The Impact of Islamic Culture on the Arts of the Renaissance
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...
The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
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...
Cartoons for the Classroom: Mosque debate Intolerance vs. Insensitivity
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...
Trekking to Timbuktu: Timbuktu's Golden Age of Scholarship
6th - 8th
Young scholars study and identify the empire of Songhai through research and describe Timbuktu's role in its economy. They investigate how Timbuktu became an important spiritual and intellectual center of Islam. Students describe the...
Medieval Ethiopia, Mali and Nigeria: The Influence of Culture in Africa
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...
Ceramics and Patterns with Islamic Roots and the Effect on Christian Europe
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 lesson plan, they write a report on the...