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- Rhea D., Teacher
- Houston, TX
Islam Teacher Resources
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Focus on the impact and practice of Islam throughout Asia and the Middle East. Learners review the seven major religions, the spread of Islam, and Islamic tenets commonly practiced. They then research one country that practices Islamic beliefs. They are encouraged to use primary and secondary sources and will focus their papers on culture, status of women, traditions, and religious practices.
Islam is often discussed socio-politically rather than spiritually. Here, students read about this religion from primary and secondary sources including the Quran and a world religions book. They learn key terms in the context of the Islamic faith and answer the questions: What is Islam, and who is a Muslim? The resource includes the vocabulary and recommended resources. There is no final assessment or rubric.
There may be elements of this lesson that are useful for a unit on Islamic influence in Spain; however, there is little alignment between the learning objectives and the final product --a ten page report. For example, some of the objectives expect students to interpret and analyze, but the assignment does not prepare them for this. Additionally, it indicates the lesson will end with a quiz, but no quiz is included. Consider using some of the learning objectives, but don't count on implementing this lesson as is.
Presenting both a thorough scope of the foundations of Islam, as well as a question about Islam in America after 9/11, this slideshow provides a comprehensive outline of the background and five pillars of Islam. Viewers will walk away feeling enlightened about a culture they might not have previously understood.
Students explore the concept of Islamophobia. In this Islam lesson, students watch an online video to understand religious dress, Muslim practices, and the discrimination facing American Muslims. Students disucss their impression of the video and the plight of Muslim Americans.
From the 600-1200 Islam spread throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Spain. This presentation takes viewers on a 600 year journey beginning right before the time of Muhammad and ending with current Islamic law and culture. Topics covered include Islamic internal and external conflict, conquests, key players, politics, and history. This resource could be a real time saver.