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The Muslim World

(600 - 1250 A.D.)

The Muslim World 

$160 per month

1 session per week


Allison Bruning




12 - 18  years old




Session 1: The Rise of Islam


Students will identify Allah, Muhammad, Islam, Muslim, Hijrah, mosque, hajj, Qur'an, Sunna and shari'a.  

Students will examine how a culture blooms in a desert. 

Students will explain how the Arabian trade routes in 570 AD helped spread Islam.

Students will describe the the of teaching the phrase "the use of the pen" referred to.

Students will analyze the importance of the Dome of the Rock.

Students will summarize the importance of Muslim prayer and the Five Pillars of Islam.

Students will identify the sources of authority for Muslims. 


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 268.

2) Read pages 269 - 272 in course textbook.

Session 2: Islam Expands


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify caliph, Umayyads, Shi'a, Sunni, Sufi, Abbasids, al-Andalus, and Fatimid. 

Students will analyze why Muslims were successful conquerors. 

Students will compare/contrast the basic differences between Sunni, Sufi and Shi'a Muslims. 

Students will summarize why a single language and a single currency would be an advantage to a trader. 


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 272.

2) Read pages 273 - 279 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Science and Technology Connect to Today questions on page 275.

Session 3: Muslim Culture


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify House of Wisdom and calligraphy.

Students will contrast analyze the nine valuable results of knowledge according to Muhammad. 

Students will analyze the importance of astronomy in the Muslim faith.

Students will analyze the different forms of Muslim art.  

Students will summarize the life and times of Ibn Rushd.

Students will explain the advantage of blending various traditions within an culture.

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