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Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite your learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Five Pillars of Islam
Students work in groups to read and answer questions about the pillars of Islam, copying the worksheet and taking down notes in the appropriate column. They then share what they have learned in their original groups completing worksheets...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Writing Exercise: The Spread of Islam III
After exploring various aspects related to the global spread of Islam, grab this activity and get writing! There are three questions in need of a short written answer related to jihad, Muslim contribution, and the structure of the...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
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...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Global Studies I: Rise of Civilizations
Providing a list of presentations on a variety of topics focused on the development of civilizations throughout the world, this resource could be used in both an upper elementary or high school class. A few important topics covered are...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Writing Exercises: The Spread of Islam IV
Islam is one of the world major religions that has spread rapidly throughout the world. These comprehension questions require learners to have read text related to major Islamic contributions, the Muslim perspective on slavery, and the...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Islamic Society: A Lesson in Surrender
High schoolers examine the third pillar of Islam. They discover the influence of Islamic ideas and practices on other cultures, Explore the various meanings of social group and the ways that each group functions. Then, they research the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Story of India - The Meeting of Two Oceans - 2/6
Muslims came into India and by the end of the 12th century had begun military conquest. Part two of this six-part series focuses on political, religious, and cultural influences brought by the spread of Islam into India.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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,...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History