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Growth of Islam, The

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Description: You must gather data that will help you understand and appreciate the Islamic way of life so that you will feel comfortable living with a Muslim family in Syria for the second semester of this school year. Standards 7.2.3 and 10.10.2

Author: Judy Houson, Sierra Vista Junior High School

Lesson ID: 481

Islamic Scientific Contributions

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Description: Although it is unlikely that we will ever know if the Muslims played a role in the development of the telescope, there are several well documented artistic and scientific accomplishments that were either discovered or perfected during The Golden Age of Islam (800-1000 ). During this time, Islamic scholars translated Greek, Indian and Persian texts, studied them, and helped to further investigations in the areas of math, science and medicine. The Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution in Europe drew upon the discoveries and contributions made by the Muslims to the fields of mathematics and the sciences. Yet these accomplishments often remain unappreciated. Standards 7.2.5 and 7.2.6

Author: Cathleen Rosen, Moss Landing M.S.

Lesson ID: 590

Let's Sue Them All! The Byzantine Disaster

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Description: Who is responsible for loss of life and property when one empire is conquered by another? It is the year 1473 A.D., twenty years after the fall of Constantinople. You are an investigator for a participant in the conquest who is now being sued. Follow the trail of evidence from Rome to Genoa, Transylvania to Venice and present your case to the "Hanseatic Tribunal" in Copenhagen, Denmark. Let the evidence decide. Standards 7.6.4,7.6.6,

Author: Gina Otto, Granada Middle School

Lesson ID: 649

An Introduction to Islam and Muhammad

Description: Using the PBS video Islam: Empire of Faith compare the three main monotheistic belief systems and create a chart. Expand your vocabulary related to Islam and create a parallel timeline comparing major events in Muhammad's life and events taking place in other parts of the world. You may also use this lesson with regular text material from the site bibliography. Standard 7.2.2

Author: PBS Staff

Lesson ID: 67

Creating a Textile Museum Piece from the Islamic Empire

Description: Create a drawing of a textile piece from the height of the Islamic Empire. Describe the textile designs as symbolic representations of life in Islam during the 11th and 12th centuries. Create a museum description for your textile piece including information gathered from research about the Islamic Empire. This PBS lesson supports the video Islam: Empire of Faith but may be done using print and embedded internet resources.Standard 7.2.5

Author: PBS Staff

Lesson ID: 273

Great Thinkers and Accomplishments of Islam Fact Cubes

Description: Research specific topics associated with Islamic culture using the World Wide Web, library books, and various research tools. Create a Great Thinkers and Accomplishments of Islam Fact Cube that represents your research and incorporates visuals. Standard 7.2.6

Author: PBS Staff

Lesson ID: 476

Ottoman Empire

Description: After a general introduction to the Ottoman Empire, draw a map of the extent of and the details of the Ottoman Empire at the apex of Suleyman the Magnificent's reign. Research the resources and products of the different parts of the empire and keep lists. Then map the trade routes between parts of the Ottoman Empire and between the Ottoman Empire and lands outside the empire. The map should illustrate which resources and products from a given location were shipped to another location. Include a legend that explains the symbols on the map. Then tell in writing how your map proves the statement "The Ottoman Empire was a crossroads of trade and culture between Europe and Asia." Standards 7.2.4, 7.2.5, and 10.5.2

Author: Bonny Cochran, French International School, Bethesd, a Maryland

Lesson ID: 791

Religious Beliefs Made Visual: Geometry and Islam

Description: As we learn about the art produced by people of an unfamiliar society, we discover that it tells us many things about what these people did, knew, and believed. Examining the geometric patterns that characterize so much of Islamic art can provide us with important insights into the technology, scientific knowledge, and religious beliefs of Moslems. Standard 7.2.6

Author: Jane Norman, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lesson ID: 886

Seven Daughters and Seven Sons: The Middle East Through Literature

Description: Seven Daughters and Seven Sons is the retelling of a traditional Arabic tale in which a young woman disguises herself as a man and opens up a shop in a distant city in order to help her impoverished family. Her disguise causes her many complications but she eventually succeeds in redeeming the family fortunes and finding her true love. Learn aspects of Middle East culture and geography through reading the book. Standard 7.2.5

Author: Douglas Anderson, Utah Education Network

Lesson ID: 941

The Pact of Umar: The Rights of Non-Muslims in the Islamic Empire

Description: In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, some Muslims in the United States faced great hostility from their fellow Americans. Instead of showing hostility, many other Americans sought a greater understanding of Islam, hoping to understand why radical Muslims would attack the United States. This lesson does not address current affairs but is an attempt to understand the history of the relations between Muslims and non-Muslims by exploring their early interactions as the Islamic empire expanded in the 600s and 700s. Standards 7.2.4

Author: National History Day

Lesson ID: 1062

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