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Islamic Art and Culture: A Resource for Teachers
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In this packet we look at works that span nearly a thousand yearsäóîfrom shortly after the foundation of Islam in the seventh century to the seventeenth century when the last two great Islamic empiresäóîthe Ottoman and the Safavidäóîhad 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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Quilt Block Collage
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Quilt Block Collage
(art + history)

Quilts, or the process of quilting (sewing together layers of fabric and batting), date back to Ancient Egypt and China and continue to be a modern art form. They are used to tell stories, pass down family histories, celebrate weddings and births and as pieces of art to be hung on a wall and admired. What we think of as “quilts” today — small pieces of fabric sewn together to form blocks that collectively make a whole piece — did not become popular until the mid 19th century. Making quilt blocks was a means of “recycling” pieces of fabric from clothing that was no longer usable. In this lesson plan, students will have an opportunity to study quilts through history and make their own quilt block, using paper and glue rather than fabric and stitching. It’s a great way to recycle materials and illustrate a number of design principles — rhythm, pattern, balance and unity.

Grade Levels 3-12
Note: instructions and materials based on a class of 25 students. Adjust as needed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
i3zif - Arabic Online Music School
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Founded by Bisher Abu Taleb, a vocalist and guitarist, and Ayham Abu Hammad, a music and video editor, i3zif (play) is an Arabic online music school that provides musical instrument instruction in Arabic and English. Through fee-based courses in several musical and instrumental practice areas, including the oud (stringed instrument), darbuka (goblet drum), guitar, piano, and Arabic vocals, i3zif seeks to streamline music-learning by bringing together numerous teachers and artists in one, online-accessible space.

Courses are arranged by music or instrument genre. The majority of reference songs or popular melodies used in the courses are Arabic-based, though some classes may incorporate popular Euro-American songs and melodies. The website can be viewed in English or Arabic, though more courses are listed on the Arabic version of the website.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
i3zif - Learn How to Play Musical Instruments Online
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This YouTube clip is a brief commercial featuring i3zif, an online Arabic music school. Founded by Bisher Abu Taleb, a vocalist and guitarist, and Ayham Abu Hammad, a music and video editor, i3zif (play) provides musical instrument instruction in Arabic and English. The commercial video outlines i3zif's services and provides insight into its areas of musical and instrumental expertise.

Instruments taught at i3zif include the oud (stringed instrument), darbuka (goblet drum), guitar, and piano. i3zif also offers lessons in Arabic vocals. The school's entire YouTube library can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/i3zif

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
i3zif - Learn How to Play "Ya ʿAshiqata al-Wardi" on a Guitar
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In this sample YouTube clip, i3zif CEO and co-founder Bisher Abu Taleb demonstrates the proper cadence and finger-placement for a popular Arabic song, "Ya ʿAshiqata al-Wardi," on a guitar. Founded by Bisher Abu Taleb, a vocalist and guitarist, and Ayham Abu Hammad, a music and video editor, i3zif (play) is an Arabic online music school that provides musical instrument instruction in Arabic and English. The video features three screens simultaneously, one of which follows the instructor's fingers on the guitar, while the other two show musical notes synchronized with the instructor's performance on the guitar, and a zoomed-out shot of the instructor.

The clip is a preview of how similar i3zif music classes function online. Instruments taught at i3zif include the oud (stringed instrument), darbuka (goblet drum), guitar, and piano. i3zif also offers lessons in Arabic vocals. The school's entire YouTube library can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/i3zif

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
i3zif - Online Arabic and English Music Courses
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This YouTube clip provides a brief introduction to i3zif's courses. Founded by Bisher Abu Taleb, a vocalist and guitarist, and Ayham Abu Hammad, a music and video editor, i3zif (play) is an Arabic online music school that provides musical instrument instruction in Arabic and English. The clip features i3zif instructors playing and teaching musical instruments, as well as a brief voice-over describing some of i3zif's services. i3zif's fee-based courses consist of pre-recorded video and audio instruction by experts in a given musical or instrumental field.

The clip is a preview of how similar i3zif music classes function online. Instruments taught at i3zif include the oud (stringed instrument), darbuka (goblet drum), guitar, and piano. i3zif also offers lessons in Arabic vocals. The school's entire YouTube library can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/i3zif

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016