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The visit to the museum exposes the students to experiential and meaningful learning, outside the school. This learning conveys, enriches and extends the study subjects in art, history, geography and citizenship. We offered a wide variety of educational and learning activities tailored to the curricula of the Ministry of Education.
The tour opens a window on the development of Islamic art. By taking an immersive look we will learn about different intricate arts techniques which developed through history in the Moslem world. We will be exposed to a variety of decorated arts artifacts which were created using different techniques and materials, and represent the pinnacle of Islamic art.
Arabic language and writing are the cornerstones of ornamental Islamic art. We will follow the development of Arabic writing and writing techniques, and we will learn about the importance of writing as an artistic foundation and a means of documentation. The tour incorporates familiarization with the values of Islamic culture through stories, expressions and proverbs.
We will embark on a journey in time, and we will discovery material creation, which is the most striking expression of the influences and connections between different communities in the Moslem world. By meeting important figures and historical dilemmas we will learn about the approach of the Islamic empires to cultures and minorities under their rule, and we consider the insight that can be relevant for us today.
Integrated life, and the connections between the languages and cultures, over the centuries, created varied reciprocal relations and influences, and generated a magnificent culture. On the tour we will be introduced to the mutual influence and cooperation between Judaism and Islam, and we will learn about the lives of the Jews and Moslems in Islamic countries, and their influence on our lives in Israel.
In Jerusalem, today, Jews, Moslems and Christians live side by side. What are the roots of the sanctity of Jerusalem to these three religions? What is common and different between them? What reciprocal interreligious relationship existed in the city in the past, and exists today? We will consider these questions by looking at the impressive architecture and art which give the city its beauty and charm, and express the fascinating cultural variety of its residents.