Arabic Multimedia Collection

This is an online resource with interactive games and l …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: College/University
Institution/Provider:

Worlds Within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran

This online exhibit of Mughal painting contains a fine …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Smithsonian Institution

Arts of the Islamic World: A Teacher’s Guide

The following resource is an overview of historical Isl …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

International Outreach Culture Guide: Palestine – Series 1 Secondary (7-12)

The following packet provides a brief summary and compa …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider:

Elementary Arabic Curricula: Unit 7 – Sharing the World – Animals

The following is the seventh in a set of eight thematic …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: Michigan Arabic Teachers' Council

Elementary Arabic Curricula: Unit 2 – My Small World

The following is the second in a set of eight thematic …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: Michigan Arabic Teachers' Council

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

This beautiful and very accessible film journeys throug …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Unity Productions Foundation

Miniatures from the Topkapi Museum

Bilkent University hosts the online collection of the T …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Bilkent University Department of History

Visual Poetry: Persian manuscript painting

An online exhibit from the Freer and Sackler Galleries, …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Smithsonian Institution

Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings

This online version of a 2011 exhibit at the Freer/Sack …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Smithsonian Institution

The Koran Does Not Forbid Images of the Prophet

In contrast to traditional claims that Islam does not a …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Newsweek

Figural Representation in Islamic Art

This short, clear essay on Islamic art from the Heilbru …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Vegetal Patterns in Islamic Art

A variety of objects from the museum’s collection illus …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Tiles of Infinity

Physicist Peter Lu discovered in 2005 that the elaborat …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Aramco Services Company

Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art

This fascinating exhibit by the Smithsonian Museum of A …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

Calligraphy in Islamic Art

This short article with accompanying objects and descri …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Islamic Art

This concise and informative essay brings together both …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Nature of Islamic Art

The definition of Islamic art given in this article is …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Islamic Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LACMA’s definition of Islamic art incorporates both the …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Museum Associates dba the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Learning Through Creativity: Ali Asani on the Role of Art in the Classroom

One important strategy for teaching the arts is to have …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

Telling the Story of the Arab Spring Through Graffiti

During the Arab Spring, city walls were often the only …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Online Tools
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Crossing Boundaries, St. Lawrence University

The History of the Jews of Turkey: A Document-Based Question Unit for World History

  This resource is a document‐based
 question 
uni …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Texas at Austin

Restoring Women to World Studies: A Document Based Curriculum Unit for Grades 9-12

The following resource is part of a larger resource on …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The International Outreach Consortium at the University of Texas at Austin

Egypt: A Land of Firsts – Elementary Lessons on Egypt

The following book provides lesson plans and activities …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin Curriculum Units and Online Resources

UT Austin has created classroom-ready curriculum units …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin

Terrorist, Freedom Fighter, or Something in Between?

This lesson plan is part of PBS’s Global Connections: T …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation

Changing U.S. Foreign Policy

This lesson plan is part of PBS’s Global Connections: T …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation

Coup to Revolution: U.S. Foreign Policy in Iran

This lesson plan is part of PBS’s Global Connections: T …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation

How 9/11 Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

This lesson plan is part of PBS’s Global Connections: T …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation

The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender: The Islamic Period: The Concept of Ethnicity

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender: The Islamic Period: Diversity and Pluralism

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender: Mesopotamia Before Islam

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender: Egypt Before Islam

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender: An Overview

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

The Middle East Seen Through Foreign Eyes: 20th and 21st Centuries

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

The Middle East as Seen Through Foreign Eyes: Antiquity to the 19th Century

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Empires to Nation-States: The Islamic Period

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Empires to Nation-States: Late Antiquity

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Empires to Nation-States: Before Islam

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Rulership and Justice: The Islamic Period

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Rulership and Justice: Before Islam

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Writing and Literature: The Islamic Period

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Writing and Literature: Before Islam

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Chicago

The Middle East As Net Exporter of Religion

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators – The “Golden Age” of Islam

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

The Origins of Civilization

This module provides essays and lesson plans for teache …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

The Geography of the Middle East

Through this module, users can explore the physical geo …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago

History of the Middle East

The Middle East has a rich and complex history that has …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Policy Council

Art, Language and Culture

This resource is a collection of essays, teaching mater …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Audio, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Policy Council

Yemen: Country Profile

This comprehensive country profile introduces readers t …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Policy Council