Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World in AP World History

In preparation for my NEH Summer Institute last summer, Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Culture through the Arts, I received a package in the mail. This package contained your usual welcome forms and letters along with a book of poetry and a DVD, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World. I decided to plop down [...]

AP Crossover: Virgin of Guadalupe

I've been planning on doing a few posts on the Virgin of Guadalupe with information geared for AP Art History info and a more religiously-based Catholic post. And by "planning" I mean I've been thinking about it for a few days but it's currently Wednesday at 8:42 pm I am just sitting down to type...soooo...."planning"....yeah. [...]

AP Crossover: Great Mosque of Córdoba & Alhambra

Although I currently teach AP World History (& loving it!) my heart is really set in AP Art History. However until I actually started teaching AP World I never realized just how much potential crossover there is between the two curriculums. Unfortunately, a lot of that global crossover will disappear with the AP World redesign, I  [...]

Making Infographics in Humanities

Two weeks ago I took a professional development day to attend an all-day workshop at Full Sail University, a college focusing on digital media and film production. The workshop I attended focused on bringing in digital media projects into the classroom. Now most of the workshop was wayyyy over my head (I can't even use [...]