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Frontline Muslims: Overview of Muslim History and the Spread of Islam from the 7th to the 21st century
Students gain insight into how and when Islam was spread to various regions from the 7th century to today. They are able to identify and asses the importance of cultural and political factors in the spread of Islam and the effect it has on the global society today.
A Golden Age: Three West African Empires
Seventh graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali and Songhay. In groups, they explore the trade routes and the spread of Islam. Using the internet, textbook and other sources, 7th graders collect information and write a summary of their findings. Group presentations are created and presented.
Introduction to World Religions: Islam
Sixth graders explore religion by viewing a presentation in class. In this global culture lesson, 6th graders define the Islam religion and the stories that accompany it. Students read the story "Muhammad" by Demi and view an Internet presentation about the religion in class.
Bible Lesson Plan: Islam Religion
Students research the pillars of Islam. In this lesson on the Islamic religion, students work in groups to find information on one of the five pillars of Islam. Students present their information to the class, and then compare and contrast the Muslim faith and practices to those of Christians.
A Golden Age: Three West African Empires
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms. In this World History lesson, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students present their kingdom to the class.
From Umayyad to Abbasid Empires
You can't truly understand the present until you understand the past. Bring a historical context to you next social studies class with an exceptional presentation on the ancient Arab and Islamic empires of Umayyad and Abbasid. Slides contain rich text outlining the beginning, expansion, and global interactions of the empires
The Spread of Islam
You've just clicked on a very brief review concerning the spread of Islam. Abu Bakr, Muhammad, The Qur'an, and Jihad are all very quickly covered. A perfect presentation if you'd like to remind your learners about key points prior to a test.
Writing Exercise: The Spread of Islam II
Prompt your class to write about the spread of Islam. They'll answer three essay questions about Islam. They explain how Islam spread into Africa, Asia, and Europe, compare and contrast Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, then describe Islamic Law.
Writing Exercise: The Spread of Islam III
After exploring various aspects related to the global spread of Islam, grab this learning exercise and get writing! There are three questions in need of a short written answer related to jihad, Muslim contribution, and the structure of the Islamic Empire.
Writing Exercises: The Spread of Islam V
Uncovering all there is to know about the spread of Islam, learners answer three critical thinking questions along the way. They describe how Islam is linked to Eastern and Western cultures, how non-Muslims were treated during the Golden Age of Islam, and women's rights under Islamic Law.
Muslim Devotion & Innovation
Students examine the Hajj preformed by the Muslims. They discover the five pillars of Islam and the Koran. They examine the major differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The Rise of Islam: Ch 10
Covering the rise of Islam just got easier. This presentation covers the spread of Islam via trade routes, politics, and unification through the Profit Muhammad. Islamic beliefs and practices are also touched upon, including an image gallery showcasing prayer. Cool resource for teaching world religions.
Islam and West Africa (An African History Lesson)
Students discover the West African history . In this social studies lesson plan, students examine the role of Islam in West African culture and how West Africa has impacted Islam as well during the period between the 7th A.D. and 14th A.D. centuries.
Trekking to Timbuktu: The Geography of Mali -Teacher Version
Students investigate the geography of Mali. They locate Mali on a satellite map, explore various websites, describe the landscape and climate, label a map, and write an essay about the Niger Riger.
Writing Exercises: The Spread of Islam
Get your theologians thinking about the spread of Islam as they respond to three short-answer writing prompts. Learners consider the origins of the faith, explaining where and why it began. They describe traditional Muslim views, explaining the preservation of classical Greek and Roman cultures in Islamic societies. There is no informational text provided, and this would work best either preceded by a lecture or paired with a reading.
Islam: Origin, Expansion, and Division
A simple lesson plan for teaching about Islam and its spread throughout the Middle East, this resource incorporates elements of geography and culture into a lecture and map-reading activity. Begin by activating students' prior knowledge about monotheism and religions they have already studied, then introduce new information about Islam. Finally, have your young historians apply their new knowledge by drawing the spread of Islam on a Google Map of the Middle East.
Qur'an: Sacred Scripture of Islam
Students study about Muslims, the Qur'an and the Hadith in Islamic life. For this investigative lesson students watch a video and answer vocabulary words, they break into groups and read through handouts and answer questions.
Geography and History of the Arabian Peninsula and Overview of Islam
Students locate the Arabian peninsula on a map and identify surrounding bodies of land and water, fertile regions, trade routes and major cities. They explain the importance of the Arabian peninsula in terms of its location between major trade routes. Students describe the role of the Makkans in trans-Arabian trade and list several goods that Quraysh caravans transported and sold.
Frontline Muslims: Pre-Viewing Vocabulary Activity
Students become acquainted with vocabulary related to Islam and Muslim history in the film Frontline: Muslims. Students will work with the vocabulary from the film by categorizing the names and terminology, then work with the definitions after viewing.
Sixth graders examine the history and growth of the religion of Islam. They copy the notes as the teacher writes an outline of text chapters on the board, compare and contrast Christianity with Islam, and participate in a class discussion.