Fine Arts Lessons for Elementary and Middle School
Friday, December 16, 2011
4th Grade Islamic Architecture
We create buildings patterned after Islamic architecture every year when the 4th graders study "The Spread of Islam" in world history. This year, I tried something different. We drew our buildings, complete with domes, pointed arches, and minarets as seen in Dome of the Rock and Taj Mahal. Then the students traced their lines with Elmers white glue, let it dry, and then filled in the spaced with pastels. They turned out beautiful!