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Islamic Civilisations

The following resources can be used to construct a scheme of work based on Islamic Civilisations. You may wish to combine these with a study of the Silk Roads and / or the Voyages of Discovery, which are other popular units of study for younger students on ActiveHistory which gives them knowledge of non-European Medieval civilisations.

Who was Mohammad?
Film Poster / Timeline: Of Mohammed's Life

Reasons for Mohammad's Appeal
Matching exercise / discussion
: Students analyse key points and then discuss what they consider to be the most important factors.

What do Muslims believe?
Comparative exercise
: Students compare the beliefs of Christians, Jews and Muslims

The Hajj
Illustrated diary: Students use the information on the sheet to produce an illustrated diary of their Hajj pilgrimage

HOW did Islam spread so rapidly?
Map work: Students analyse three maps to determine the course of Islam's expansion

WHY did Islam spread so rapidly?
Venn Diagram
: Students draw three overlapping circles and categorise military, religious and social factors and those which are a mixture of two or even all three. I

Islamic Arts and Learning - Science / Baghdad
Artwork
: Students draw their own picture of Baghdad based on the written accounts of the time and design their own Islamic tile

Islamic Arts and Learning: Which Muslim contributed most?
Group Work / Debate
: Students research different characters and research back on their findings.

Islamic Arts and Learning: Architecture
Postcard
: Students produce their own based on their visit to a particular notable building of the Muslim World.

Islam and the Wider World: The Ottomans (1)
Running Dictation / Newspaper report: Students produce their own dramatic account of the fall of Constantinople to Ottoman forces in 1453.

Islam and the Wider World: The Ottomans (2)
Display work
: Students design their own commemorative display of the Reign of Suleiman the Magnificent

Decision-Making Game
Virtual Field Trip: The Ottoman Empire
An epic adventure: Journey around every corner of the Empire trying to complete a mission set by Suleiman the Magnificent!

Islam today
Cartoon analysis / Discussion: A thorny but incredibly relevant topic.

Islamic Civilisations "Fling the Teacher" game
60 possible questions on this topic submitted by students

What is Islam?
PowerPoint Presentation (Jo Norton)

The Crusades
PowerPoint Presentation (Jo Norton)

The Crusades
SEN sheet (Dan Moorhouse)

Motives of the Crusaders
Worksheet (Dan Moorhouse)

Motives of the Crusaders
Worksheet (Dan Moorhouse)


 


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