My students need hands-on materials such as ink and calligraphy pads to experience the art of Arabic calligraphy and reinforce language arts, math, and history standards and skills.
My students come from undeserved communities, including Arab, and Hispanic families of low socio-economic status.
A high percentage of students are considered at-risk, with very limited (or no) access to community-based extracurricular enrichment activities or programs. Donors Choose. Org will allow me to offer an academically-rich and innovative project to these students.
I am requesting an assortment of colored ink, calligraphy pads, and other calligraphy tools for my classroom. These materials will allow me to teach Calligraphy in my Arabic classes. Arabic calligraphy is a prime form of art for Islamic visual expression and creativity. Throughout the immense geography of the Islamic world, Arabic calligraphy is a symbol representing unity, beauty, and power. With this historic and artistic roots, students here at Bell study Arabic Calligraphy in depth and learn more about the history; usage and scripts; geometry; and fine arts.
A special Arabic Calligraphy unit is developed through the use of backward design in collaboration with the Art, math, and social studies departments. Through a well planned unit, students learn about Arabic calligraphy through series of lesson plans that combines the unique Arabic language script with arts. This unit targets Art and Arabic standards used in 9- 12 high schools. Different instructional strategies will be employed to make content comprehensible to students.
This project can help motivate and prepare students for further study of the Arabic language and culture that may prepare them for university studies with an international focus, provide them with a global perspective and plant seeds that might lead to careers with a global reach.
With Arabic in high demand in the increasingly global workforce, students in the program who continue to pursue Arabic in college will be better qualified to take on assignments requiring knowledge of Arabic language.
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