Arabic Language Resources

In the Arabic Language section of Al-Masdar you can access a variety of teaching resources that can be used in the classroom. To facilitate this process, content is presented thematically, featuring the most commonly taught themes in Arabic language classrooms as informed by teachers. The Browse section on this page allows you to make more specific searches on Al-Masdar, and also provides you with the option of searching for the newest in addition to the most viewed/recommended resources on the site.


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Clone of Cross-Cultural Exchange on the Trans-Saharan Trade Routes: A Cooperative Group-Work Mini-Unit
School Level: Middle/High School

Mini-Unit Objective: Students will analyze the effects of geography on and cultural interchange between Islam and West Africa by examining and creating a creative presentation using primary sources and artifacts relating to trans-Saharan trade and adap …


Compare and Contrast the Empires: Rome, China, and the Ottoman Empire
School Level: Middle/High School

Purpose: Students will compare and contrast the great empires of The Ottoman Empire, Rome, and China learning similarities and differences between the empires. Objectives Students will be able to identify and explain common factors empires share Studen …


Contributions of Islamic Civilization

In this lesson students will use a variety of sources to: Develop their technology skills by conducting online research. Develop their reading/comprehension skills through guided reading. Identify and label various primary source images and their autho …


100 Years in Mesopotamia: A Century of Conflict in Iraq, 1914-2014
School Level: Middle/High School

Unit objectives: Students will analyze the effect of World War I on present day Iraq Students will be able to answer the essential question “How did WWI and its aftermath shape conflict in the Middle East today?” Students will analyze the importance of …

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Sea Travel (Vocabulary)

This website incorporates a series of pictures or diagrams intended to teach vocabulary. Visitors to the website can find out the name of a vocabulary item by moving the cursor over the picture to display the name both in Arabic and in English. Gender …


The Art of Arabic Calligraphy (6 Books)
School Level: Elementary

The Art of Arabic Calligraphy is a set of books to teach Arabic calligraphy for beginners. The six books are divided by the six Arabic scripts: Naskh, Farisi, Thulth, Kufi, Riq’a, and Diwani. The books teach students how to write the letters and provid …


قترب” أداة تصريف الأفعال العربية”

توفّر برامجية “قترب” إمكانية تصريف كافة أفعال اللغة العربية، وما على المستخدم سوى إدخال جذر الكلمة المكوّن من ثلاثة حروف. يقوم البرنامج بتصريف الأفعال في الأزمنة المختلفة وكذلك ضمائر الفاعل والمفعول به.


The Bedroom (Vocabulary)

This website incorporates a series of pictures or diagrams intended to teach vocabulary. Visitors to the website can find out the name of a vocabulary item by moving the cursor over the picture to display the name both in Arabic and in English. Gender …



Arabic and Islamic Science and Its Influence on the Western Scientific Tradition

From the Library of Congress’ World Digital Library comes this set of articles detailing Islamic contributions to Western science. Four major topics covered are: mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and technology. Each topic includes a selection of relev …


Muslim Heritage

This website offers a variety of articles, slideshows, and videos covering contributions from the Islamic world to global civilization. Students can explore various historical figures, from cultural icons to medieval scientists, to learn how they have …


Nature Middle East: Emerging Science in the Arab World

Nature Middle East compiles articles on scientific and medical research performed in the Middle East and by people from the Middle East. Current articles are freely accessed, while archives may require a subscription. There is also a blog entitled “Hou …


Jadaliyya

Jadaliyya is an online news and academic journal sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute. Jadaliyya offers academic articles on current events and themes in the Middle East in multiple languages. Articles tend to offer critical insight into the Middle …