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Islamic Art and Culture: A Resource for Teachers

Islamic Art and Culture: A Resource for Teachers

In this packet we look at works that span nearly a thousand ... (more)

In this packet we look at works that span nearly a thousand years—from shortly after the foundation of Islam in the seventh century to the seventeenth century when the last two great Islamic empires—the Ottoman and the Safavid—had reached their peak. Although the definition of Islamic art usually includes work made in Mughal India, it is beyond the scope of this packet. The works we will look at here come from as far west as Spain and as far east as Afghanistan. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
National Gallery of Art
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
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Culture Talk: Entertainment and Art

Culture Talk: Entertainment and Art

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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CultureTalk - Arab World

CultureTalk - Arab World

CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews with people from different countries in the Arabic speaking world. While some interviews are in English, the vast majority are in Arabic. Translations and usually transcripts are provided for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, etc. The regions covered are the Levant, North Africa, Egypt, and Mauritania, with an Iraqi section on the way. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Other
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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World Images Digital Art Library

World Images Digital Art Library

The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University ... (more)

The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into over 800 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Individual Authors
Provider:
San Jose State University
Author:
School of Art and Design
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Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World

Magnificent masterpieces of the Western world are presented in their cultural and ... (more)

Magnificent masterpieces of the Western world are presented in their cultural and historical settings. From the restrained classical tradition to energetic and spontaneous modern art, each artistic movement is interpreted through its major paintings, sculptures, and works of architecture. Comments from internationally known art experts and critics assist in understanding and appreciation of the works. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter. A video instructional series on art history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 9 one-hour video programs and coordinated books (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Annenberg Learner
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
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Art of the Islamic World

Art of the Islamic World

This course serves as an introduction to the pre-modern Islamic artistic traditions ... (more)

This course serves as an introduction to the pre-modern Islamic artistic traditions of the Mediterranean, Near East, and Central and South Asia. It surveys core Islamic beliefs, the basic characteristics of Islamic art and architecture, and art and architecture created under each dynasty and ruling party. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify the core beliefs of Islam, the major characteristics of Islamic art, and the major forms of Islamic architecture; identify major pre-modern Islamic works of art and monuments from the Middle East, Northern Africa, Spain, and South Asia; explain how the core beliefs of Islam contributed to the basic characteristics of Islamic art and architecture and the secular art works and architecture of the Islamic world; identify the succeeding dynasties that ruled the Islamic world; explain the important role that the patronage of art and architecture had played in definitions of kingship. (Art History 303) (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Assessments
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Collection:
Saylor Foundation
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture

Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture

This collection includes digitized primary materials significant to the decorative arts and ... (more)

This collection includes digitized primary materials significant to the decorative arts and material culture of Early America including electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and Web resources. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential ... (more)

Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be). Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways—cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plans
Readings
Collection:
MIT Visualizing Cultures
Provider:
M.I.T.
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Behind the Masks: Exploring Culture Through Art and Poetry

Behind the Masks: Exploring Culture Through Art and Poetry

Students research mask-making from various cultures, highlight the masks' connections to cultural ... (more)

Students research mask-making from various cultures, highlight the masks' connections to cultural practices, compose poetry to reveal their understanding, analyze their own culture, and create personal masks and poetry. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
ReadWriteThink
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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Read Arabic! - Culture: Rap Music in the Arab World

Read Arabic! - Culture: Rap Music in the Arab World

This online lesson teaches students about rap music in Arab culture. Activities ... (more)

This online lesson teaches students about rap music in Arab culture. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies. Vocabulary activated for this lesson includes basic music vocabulary such as 'beats' and 'influence'. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Interactive
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
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Virtual Arabic: Digitized Language Realia - Culture & Art

Virtual Arabic: Digitized Language Realia - Culture & Art

This subpage of the Virtual Arabic blog offers realia material (realia is ... (more)

This subpage of the Virtual Arabic blog offers realia material (realia is real life material meant to be used to aid language study in classroom situations) regarding Arabic calligraphy. Numerous calligraphic examples are posted which demonstrate the different styles of Arabic calligraphy writing and art, most of which are well-recognized works that represent common Arabic expressions and phrases. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Reference
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
V-Arabic
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Edo: Art in Japan, 1615Đ1868

Edo: Art in Japan, 1615Đ1868

This program surveys two centuries of art and culture in the city ... (more)

This program surveys two centuries of art and culture in the city now known as Tokyo. Ceramics, screens, textiles, prints, paintings, and armor are among the materials discussed. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Textbooks
Collection:
National Gallery of Art
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
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Symbols of Culture

Symbols of Culture

PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways ... (more)

PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
TakingITGlobal TIGed Activities
Provider:
TakingITGlobal
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Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic

Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Culture Talk: Egypt

Culture Talk: Egypt

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural Diplomacy

Even while the United States was entering the Cold War with the ... (more)

Even while the United States was entering the Cold War with the Soviet Union in 1961, the Kennedy administration strengthened their commitment to cultural diplomacy. This audio story highlights some of the important ways President Kennedy used the arts to help improve the image of the United States around the world. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
ARTSEDGE
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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World Digital Library

World Digital Library

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of ... (more)

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to:Promote international and intercultural understanding;Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Library of Congress
Provider:
World Digital Library
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Al-Hakawati Arab Cultural Trust

Al-Hakawati Arab Cultural Trust

al-hakawati is the Arabic word for 'the storyteller'. al-hakawati Arab Cultural Trust ... (more)

al-hakawati is the Arabic word for 'the storyteller'. al-hakawati Arab Cultural Trust is an independent non-profit educational organization, registered in May 2006. Management and staff are located in Beirut, Lebanon, and New Jersey, USA. al-hakawati is a free educational resource and reference, made possible by the Arab Cultural Trust. The content of al-hakawati covers the 22 Arab states, members of the Arab League. The content is arranged thematically in ten sections, each with several subsections. New entries are regularly added. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Collection:
Individual Authors
Provider:
Arab Cultural Trust
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Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art

Contemporary art denotes a specific period of art starting in the 1960s ... (more)

Contemporary art denotes a specific period of art starting in the 1960s that is characterized by a break from the modernist artistic canon and a desire to move away from the dominant Western cultural model, looking for inspiration in everyday and popular culture. This course focuses on Western art and culture, yet also explores a selection of contemporary art around the globe. The student will examine a variety of specific aesthetic and social issues and look at the different strategies contemporary artists proposed and used in their work. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify significant works of contemporary art and visual culture; describe the difference between modernist and contemporary works of art; explain the geographical shift of artistic centers from Europe (Paris) to the United States (New York), and then in the 21st century to a global spreading (Asia and Africa); define and discuss the development of contemporary art as a series of different cultural, social, and political inquiries over the past 50 years; identify and discuss multiple and vital relationships between contemporary art and such broader social and cultural issues as ideology, gender, race, or ethnicity; describe and explain a relationship between different contemporary art strategies, such as performance or installation, and their immediate social and cultural context; discuss how important contemporary artworks relate to their social and historical contexts; define contemporary art as a continuing, international artistic project; identify and define the importance of contemporary art and contemporary visual culture in today's increasingly globalized world. (Art History 408) (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Assessments
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Collection:
Saylor Foundation
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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