Arts of the Islamic World

This Arts of the Islamic World unit also includes:

Learn more about the history and five pillars of Islam with an extensive resource that focuses on the religion's connection to art. Focusing on calligraphy, textiles, and architecture, the packet illustrates the beauty of the artistic expression of Muslim faith.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign discussion questions as journal prompts in the beginning of the lesson, or as exit tickets after instruction
  • Use before or during Ramadan
  • Include in a world history class or curriculum focus
Classroom Considerations

  • Some images of artwork are small; consider finding larger versions online and projecting them onto the wall
  • Does not provide links to suggested extension videos, but many should be available on the Internet or on DVD
  • Be sure that class members can talk about world religions in a respectful setting
  • Lesson plans begin on page 43
Pros

  • Provides a list of relevant vocabulary and key terms
  • Addresses necessary background information for a study of Islam
Cons

  • None