Alwaleed Cultural Network members have produced a variety of creative learning resources which are particularly suitable for school pupils and their teachers.
Over the coming years, the ACN will deepen its catalogue of resources and find new ways to inspire and educate the next generation.
One faith, many denominations - is that always perceptible?
A learning resource for young people exploring the deiversity of the Islamic traiditon. In the comparison between two Islamic prayer niches, differences and similarities become clear.
How can you express your appreciation?
A thoughtful learning resource for young people using a beautiful Qur'an box from the Berlin Museum of Islam Art to discuss questions of appreciation and value.
Would life be simpler with only one identity?
This learning resource for young people focuses on a mosque lamp and explores the origins for the design of its form. The various influences which it combines provide a stimulus to think about our own identity and its various layers.
How do you deal with images?
Images fulfill many functions and are an indispensable part of daily life. Nonetheless, there are restrictions on depicting living beings in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In a historical overview, it’s clear that positions were held for and against figurative art at any time. Explore these debates in these learning resources for young people.
What's Islamic architecture to you?
Is there such a thing as Islamic architecture? If so, then what are its typical characteristics? By contemplating and comparing different construction forms, the cultural influences of diverse traditions can be recognised on mosques.
Stand Up to Hate
A series of three special animations produced for classrooms exploring the realities of anti-Muslim prejudice in Scotland.
Islam and World History
A collection of interdisciplinary learning reources situating Islam within the wider contenxt of World History.
Cambridge Workshops and Training
Learn more about Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge and and its training workshops aimed at raising awareness and promoting understanding of Islam.
Contemporary Issues on Islam
A wealth of teaching resources relating to contemporary issues in Islam such as law, women, terrorism, jihad and much more.
How do you create something new from something old?
Writing and its artistic design has a long tradition in Islamic cultures. Calligraffiti builds on this, but simultaneously, breaks the rules of calligraphy. In playful activities you can trace this development together and create your own typefaces.
Teaching About World Religions
An page from the Alwaleed Centre for Muslim Christian Relations at Georgetown Uiversity providing balanced information on the major world religions for US-based teachers, administrators and parents.
Cultural Heritage of Al-Andalus
An inspiring collection of resources exploring the heritage and impact of Al-Andalus on the world.
Transfer of Knowledge and Sciences
A portal showcasing resources on the flow of knowledge and science across Muslim Societies to Europe from the Middle Ages to the present
Lessons on Islamic Beliefs and Practices
A selection of resources dedicated to introducing Islam, the Quran and Muslims from both historical and contemporary perspectives.