- Understand the significance of geometric patterns in the Muslim world
- Replicate common patterns that adorn architecture, texts and textiles
- Practice using a compass and straight edge
- Read and summarize "Islamic Belief Made Visual" essay for students.
- Give each student a piece of paper or poster board, compass, straight edge and copies of the handouts Construction of an Islamic Pattern parts one and two.
- Through demonstration and/or one-on-one work, help students replicate common geometric designs seen throughout the Muslim world.
For elementary school students: color the patterns to bring out geometric shapes. You may want to paper a bulletin board or wall with student artwork.Author: Jane Norman.