Age 8-10: Cultural Contributions - the Arts

In this section, students will look at cultural contributions from Muslim culture, as they relate specifically to the Arts. Students will look at mosque décor and design, as well as textile development and use in and out of the home. Students will also learn about calligraphy and its historical use in language development, and finally students will look at different accessories used in Muslim culture, like headdresses, jewelry and perfume.

Complete Age 8-10: Cultural Contributions - the Arts curriculum - (PDF - 1.9MB)

Curricular Connections:

Grade 4 – Social Studies

Alberta: A Sense of the Land
In Grade 4 Social Studies students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how elements of physical geography, climate, geology and palaeontology are integral to the landscapes and environment of Alberta.

The Stories, Histories and Peoples of Alberta
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the role of stories, history and culture in strengthening communities and contributing to identity and a sense of belonging.

Alberta: Celebrations and Challenges
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how Alberta has grown and changed culturally, economically and socially since 1905.

Curriculum Connection Activities

CLASS DISCUSSION: Islamic Architecture - (PDF)
ACTIVITY: Vidcasts - (PDF)
ACTIVITY: Flat Stanley - (PDF)
ACTIVITY: Story Bird - (PDF)
ACTIVITY: Making Perfume - (PDF)
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