The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

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The Medieval Islamicate World was truly a world of wonders! Clocks with gears, armillary spheres ... and robots that played music? Journey to ancient Baghdad, the center of science and math with the seventh video in a History of Science Series. Viewers encounter the famous scientists that promoted the sharing of knowledge and refinement of Aristotle's theories.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the resource in a study of ancient inventions, mathematics, or astronomy
  • Learn more about ancient automatons with an informative article
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure the class understands the difference between the religion, Islam, and the Islamicate world
Pros

  • The technology of the time is amazing and attention-grabbing
  • Pupils develop a better understanding of Middle Eastern culture and values
Cons

  • None
Common Core