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Suggested Readings and Resources

Beshore, George. Science in Early Islamic Culture (Science of the Past). New York: Franklin Watts, 1998.
Elementary school; middle school

Broug, Eric. Islamic Geometric Patterns. London: Thames & Hudson, 2008. Includes CD-ROM.
Middle school; high school (can be adapted to the needs of younger students)

Department of Islamic Art. "Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art." In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
High school

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Islamic Art and Geometric Design: Activities for Learning. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004.
Explores featured objects from the Museum's Islamic collection with related activities, a glossary, and a list of published resources.

The Pattern of Beauty. DVD. 25 min. Falls Church, Va.: Landmark Media, 1998.
Discusses the underlying meanings of curvature, lines, and forms in Islamic design.

Sutton, Daud. Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry. New York: Walker Publishing Company, 2007.
High school (can be adapted to the needs of younger students)

Jali (screen)

The lesson plan related to Geometric Design in Islamic Art features a sixteenth-century screen from India.