Art of the Islamic World: A Resource for Educators—Unit 1: Islam and Religious Art. (n.d.). The
Metropolitan Museum of Art. https://www3.metmuseum.org/learn/educators/curriculum-resources/art-of-the-islamic-world
Unit One of the MET Museum Art of the Islamic World features information about Islam and religious art. This guide provides an overview of the five pillars of Islam, the Prophet Muhmmad and the origins of Islam, the Quran, the written word in Islam, the mosque (i.e. the origin of the mosque, essential architectural elements of a mosque). The unit also includes featured examples of art work. Each featured art includes a description of the work, how it is linked to the unit of the theme, its function, a description and visual analysis, and the context of the piece of art. Examples of featured art are Muhammad’s call to Prophecy and a mosque lamp. In addition, this guide also provides lesson plans on how teachers can incorporate Islamic art in language arts or art classes in relation to topics such as art and belief. Grade level: high school.
The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.