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Mrs. Shaath from Bell CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enriching Arabic Language Class with the Art of Calligraphy

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.

  • $701 goal

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My Students

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.

My Project

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.

Mrs. Shaath
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 155 students.

17 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CALLIG PRACTICE PADS/9X12 QTY50 • Blick Art Materials $5.11 10 $51.10
CALLIG PRACTICE PADS/11X14 QTY50 • Blick Art Materials $8.43 10 $84.30
BOMBAY INDIA INK/RND SET 1 12/CLR 1OZ • Blick Art Materials $31.94 2 $63.88
BOMBAY INDIA INK/RND SET 2 12/CLR 1OZ • Blick Art Materials $31.94 2 $63.88
BOMBAY INDIA INK/CLEANER 2OZ • Blick Art Materials $2.25 20 $45.00
BOMBAY INDIA INK/BLK 1OZ • Blick Art Materials $2.65 10 $26.50
SPEEDBALL CALLIG KIT/SUPER VAL LETTR/CALG • Blick Art Materials $18.89 1 $18.89
INK IRIDESCENT CALLIGRPHY CLR SET OF 12 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $43.69 2 $87.38
CALLIGRAPHY SET SPEEDBALL • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $9.49 3 $28.47
CALLIGRAPHY MAXI KIT W/3 PENS 3 NIBS 14 ASSORTED COLOR INK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $24.69 1 $24.69

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