Windows to the Islamic World: Art, Architecture, and Music
Four-Week Online Course
Generously funded by a grant from the Llewellyn Foundation
Course Dates: February 26, 2014 - March 25, 2014 or July 9 - August 5, 2014
PDPs/Credits: 22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit
Fee: Partnership educators—no cost other than fee for 1 graduate credit; Non-partnership educators—$225 plus fee for 1 graduate credit.
Participants in this course will learn about the key features of Islamic art, Arabic calligraphy, "Arts of the Book," Islamic architecture, and the music or "soundscapes" of Islam. Using online resources and readings, expert videos, and interactive discussion forums, participants will work together to expand their thinking about the history and influence of Islamic art and explore ways to integrate the study of Islamic art into their curriculum.
Windows to the Islamic World is a four-session, asynchronous online course. Each week will include content readings, videos, web-based activities, and a facilitated asynchronous discussion — one that happens in a group discussion forum but at a time convenient for each individual over the weeklong session. The time for completing each session is approximately 3-4 hours.
Open to all K-12 educators.
Partnership educators: Registration must be approved through your school district. Please get in touch with your school district's Primary Source contact person and let them know which program(s) you are interested in. Upon approval from your district, Primary Source will contact you with instructions for online registration.
Registration deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014.