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Fine Arts and Music

This resource briefly describes poetic and musical traditions of ancient Greece.

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This resource outlines teaching techniques for music in special education.

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This three-week unit focuses on writing prose and poetry in response to works of visual art.

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Students describe a painting and use this vocabulary to create a shape poem.

This resource describes the various media that can be used for art in two dimensions.

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This is an art history, appreciation, comparison and studio lesson. It focuses on the style and history of works.

This qualitative case study on a Visual Arts Education teacher with seventeen years of experience teaching the subject in a national school investigates factors which impede educators in the process of fostering multi-ethnic tolerance in the arts classroom.

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This reading discusses Claude Monet's "Water Lilies".

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This resource provides a brief biography of Leonardo da Vinci.

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The Artisan Toolkit is a business training manual that has been specially developed for the craft sector in Afghanistan. With topics ranging from production to sales to design, the Toolkit describes standard business practices and provides practical tools to help you overcome common challenges and build your business. Level 2 targets artisans and business owners in the formal sector. It focuses on how to strengthen the foundation of your business, as well as how to get your business and your products ready to compete in international markets.

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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.