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Showing Grade 7, Unit 2, Islamic Civilization
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Islam: Empire of Faith

http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/

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Description: This PBS site supports the film of the same name and presents a broad portrait of Islamic art and culture. It shows both the great cultural diversity and the fundamental unity of Islamic civilization in its long and varied history. Included is a look at the contributions of Islamic civilization to architecture, mathematics, medicine, and science. Standards 7.2.2 through 7.2.6

Comments: There is solid information here even without the support of the film. Real Player plugin is required for optimal use of the site.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1773

Islamic Art

http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=browpage;dept=islam;method=type;permission=3

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Description: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art site is a must view for seventh grade students studying the European Middle Ages and Islamic Civilization. Don't forget to read the introductions to each selection of photos describing the history of both the early and late periods of production. Standard 7.2.6

Comments: Classified by type of artwork, this collection from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art provides an overview of Islamic art from the 8th century to the early 19th century. It may also be viewed by country of origin. Standard 7.2.6

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1775

Islamic Art

http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_Of_Art/viewHigh.asp?dep=14&viewmode=0

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Description: This collection of on-line resources highlights 50 objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It features calligraphy, glass and ceramic, tile, sculpture, and scientific instruments. Standard 7.2.6

Comments: What an incredible resource for teaching about Islamic civilization. There is a brief description of each object and the small pictures may be enlarged for projection.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1777

Islamic History Maps

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~rs143/map.html

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Description: Explore great links by dates and topics to maps of the history of Islam. Standard 7.2.5

Comments: Use the links to compare time periods, or trace Islamic history via geography. Useful site for English language learners.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1780

Islamic Law

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria15_1.html

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Description: This is a Bill of Rights in Action (from Constitutional Rights Foundation) page with information about Islamic Law. There is a short discussion of differences between legal traditions in the US. and Islam's traditional laws. Standard 7.2.3

Comments: Good connection between past and present, tradition and the United States.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1781

Kanuni Sultan Suleyman (Suleyman the Magnificent)

http://www.answers.com/topic/suleiman-the-magnificent

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Description: This Answers.com site has multiple short biographical sketches of Suleiman I. Standard 7.2.4 and 10.5.1

Comments: Understanding the history of the power of the Ottoman Empire helps make their role in World War I more comprehensible.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1870

Ramadan on the Net

http://www.holidays.net/ramadan/

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Description: Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It is during this month that Muslims observe the Fast of Ramadan. Lasting for the entire month, Muslims fast during the daylight hours and in the evening eat small meals and visit with friends and family. It is a time of worship and contemplation. A time to strengthen family and community ties. Learn about The Story of Ramadan - The Ninth Month and a Important Fast; Muhammad and the Holy Quran - The Story of Prophet Muhammad and the Holy Quran; The Muslim Faith - A Brief Look at Islam; The Five Pillars of Faith - The 5 Duties of the Islam Religion; and the Islamic Calendar Islamic holidays and other special events for 2004, 2005 & 2006. Standards 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Comments: This site was developed by Cobblestone Publishing.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2568

Teaching About Religion

http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/

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Description: The goal of this website is to provide academic information and teaching materials related to teaching about religion in public schools in support of: 1.an educational commitment to pluralism, 2.acknowledgment that public schools are for students of all worldviews, whether religious or nonreligious, and 3.the professional understanding that public school teachers need to exercise a scrupulous neutrality regarding religion.

Comments: This is very valuable material during the holidays and when controversy over religion arises.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2913

The Umayyads, the First Muslim Dynasty

http://www.princeton.edu/~batke/itl/denise/umayyads.htm

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Description: This is a geneology chart and short history of the Umayyads. Standard 7.2.5

Comments: Links Princeton University site liks to other sources

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3104

Understanding Islam and Muslims

http://www.islamicity.com/Mosque/uiatm/un_islam.htm

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Description: This page is organized oround a series of questions and answers including: What is Islam? Who are the Muslims? What do Muslims believe? How does someone become a Muslim? What does 'Islam' mean? Why does Islam often seem strange? Do Islam and Christianity have different origins? What is the Ka'ba? Who is Muhammad? How did Muhammad become a prophet and a messenger of God? How did the spread of Islam affect the world? What is the Quran? What is the Quran about? Are there any other sacred sources? Examples of the Prophet's sayings What are the 'Five Pillars' of Islam ? Standards 7.2.2, 7.2.3, and 10.10.2

Comments: This site has been recommended by scholars of Middle Eastern culture and of Islamic studies.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3276

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