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Artistic Exchange: Europe and the Islamic World
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This lesson is designed to increase comprehension and appreciation of the National ...

This lesson is designed to increase comprehension and appreciation of the National Gallery of Art brochure Artistic Exchange: Europe and the Islamic World, and the accompanying informational labels on featured works in the National Gallery of Artäóťs permanent collection. Reading comprehension activities help students understand the background essay about the context of cultural exchange between Europeans and others in the eastern hemisphere during the century before 1500. Through picture study, students learn to identify the evidence of these exchanges in the art objects and correlate them to the larger context of interaction among cultures over a long and formative period of world history.

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Art History
World Cultures
World History
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Frontline: Muslims
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These lessons provide background on Islamic beliefs and Muslim history. They include ...

These lessons provide background on Islamic beliefs and Muslim history. They include a glossary of key terms, an overview of the origins, beliefs and practices of Islam, a biography of Muhammad, and a reading on Muslim history from the seventh to the twenty-first century. Map activities include the spread of Islam and its contemporary distribution in the world. A geography project outline completes the second group of lessons. The third group of lessons explores Islamic law and contemporary social issues. These lessons can be used alone, in any unit on historical and contemporary Islam, or in conjunction with all or parts of the "Frontline: Muslims" video.

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Religious Studies
World History
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Teaching about world religions and the history of religious groups can be ...

Teaching about world religions and the history of religious groups can be especially challenging, since faith is a sensitive issue. However, there are a number of things teachers can do to better equip themselves to address this important content area. First of all, educators committed to presenting accurate, balanced information to their students must ensure that instructional materials accord with academic perspectives on the topics covered. They should also be familiar with state curriculum requirements, state standards, and other pedagogical frameworks that describe how the topics may be addressed.This guideline is provided to help educators teach about Islam and Muslim history, and reflect the principles described above.

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World Cultures
World History
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The Hijab Between Secularism and Piety
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The purpose of this lesson is to elicit discussion on the contemporary ...

The purpose of this lesson is to elicit discussion on the contemporary meaning of hijab and the various reactions it draws from different cultures. This lesson is provided free of charge. The lesson is based on a reading selected from a contemporary journalistic source. The Institute on Religion and Civic Values is in no way affiliated with the author or publisher of the source. The source was utilized solely for its value as an educational tool

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World Cultures
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Author:
Nadia Pervez
Journey Along the Silk Road
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All students make up a 13th - 15th century character and write ...

All students make up a 13th - 15th century character and write a Rihla, or Travel Journal, describing their journey from their home to one of the great Islamic cities known for its grand markets and universities. Since people traveled primarily along the great trade routes, students will learn about the Silk Road as well as the Islamic world as they work on this project. The students can write their travel journal as if they're traveling for the sake of trade, education, or religious pilgrimage, or even a combination within those options, since people often combined things like trade and intellectual pursuits on one trip.Because of the broad scope of this subject, a list of activities students can select from that takes into account Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences is included. Students must select activities from two different modes of learning: for instance, one from the Linguistics list and one from the Natural Science list. They can work in a group or alone. At the end of this program, students will share their projects with the class during a Celebration of Learning. This could be simple, or it could develop into a costumed banquet with food, music, and students playing the role of the character they made up for their Rihla, such as a Malaysian indigo merchant or a Syrian calligrapher.

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World Cultures
World History
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Ramadan Observation
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In this lesson, students will investigate the traditions and spiritual aspects of ...

In this lesson, students will investigate the traditions and spiritual aspects of Ramadan using segments from "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly". In each section there is an overview of information as well as questions and activities to use with students. Students will be able to: communicate the context and cultural significance of Ramadan; demonstrate the reason behind the timing and duration of Ramadan; and describe the origin of fasting and rituals associated with Ramadan. Time Allotment: Two to three 45-minute class periods.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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The Transfer of Classical Knowledge Before the Renaissance
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Students will learn the chronology and events related to the preservation and ...

Students will learn the chronology and events related to the preservation and transfer of Greek and Roman learning after the classical period to the Byzantine, Sassanid Persian and Muslim civilizations, including its translation into Arabic and the further development of scientific and philosophical knowledge in Muslim civilization. They will understand the process by which it was transferred to European scholars from the 12th century on, and how this development relates to the rise of intellectuals at universities in Europe and what role this knowledge transfer played in the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries.

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World Cultures
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Reading
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Institute on Religion and Civic Values
Author:
Susan Douglass and Karima Diane Alawi