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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Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Islamic Art and Culture
Provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this resource for teachers examines Islamic art, including calligraphy, arabesques, and geometric designs. A recounting of the spread of the faith and the tumultuous political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Forbidden Territory: Middle East Project - Traveling Jewish Theatre
Learners complete activities to study the traveling Jewish theatre and the ideas of tolerance. In this theatre study lesson, students read information about the Traveling Jewish Theatre and learn about the project to unit artists from...
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Trouble for the United States in the Middle East: The Reagan-Bush Years
Students examine U.S. foreign affairs with the Middle East during the Reagan and Bush presidencies. In this Middle East activity, students watch video segments, examine maps, and listen to music regarding the relationship between the...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Michael Blum: National Identity at a Distance
Immigration, refugees, and cultural change due to the movement of people around the globe is discussed. Learners examine the work of Michael Blum to gain an understanding of how national and cultural identities shift due to immigration....
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Folk Music of Egypt and the Middle East
Fifth graders study Egypt and the Middle East through the use of folk music. In this early civilizations lesson, 5th graders correlate the music of a culture with the development of their society. Students research early Egyptian and...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Heaven or Groundhog Day?
What qualities are required to transform a person from selfishness to humanitarianism? Class members ponder this question as they read poems by Sir Walter Scott and Sergeant Joyce Kilmer, examine Kohlberg's States of Moral Development...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed