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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.
Using an allegorical apple, locating resources by country and creating a webpage are the activities for your Junior high students. After these, they should recognize that the world has limited resources and understand the importance of keeping the world's natural resources by participating in a game.
Discover seven of the most historic aircraft and spacecraft in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum. By research into the major milestones of aviation history your students will recognize features that enable flight, identify major technological advances in aviation and spaceflight, and describe how advances have affected the lives of people.