This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on the Middle Ages - Religion in the Middle Ages and the Rise of Islam. The total number of slides in the presentations is 47. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The Roman Catholic Church was the center of Medieval life. Almost every village had a church, larger towns and cities had cathedrals. Church bells rang out the hours, called people to worship and sounded warnings of impending dangers.
The local church was the center of community activity. Services were held several times per day. Town meetings, plays and concerts we held at the church. Merchants set up business around the church.
People looked for the local church for education, to tend to the poor, sick, and needy, and to explain the world events. Prayer and devotion to the church they believed would keep them from disasters and provide salvation for their souls. The Medieval Church had become very powerful!
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, The Role of the Church in the High Middle Ages and contains 24 slides and covers the following:
The Church Takes Shape
The Church Organizes
Church Power Increases
Gregory VII and Henry IV
Sacraments and Salvation
Arts and Entertainment
End of Presentation
Islam was a religion founded in the 7th Century AD by Muhammad, an Arabian merchant from the city of Mecca. In the centuries leading up to the birth of Muhammad, Christianity had become the dominant faith of the Mediterranean and its message was quickly spreading to other regions of the world via the major trade routes of the era.
Mecca was a city along these trade routes, and may have played a role in the flow of goods and ideas between the trade systems of the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. It should therefore come as no surprise that Islam would be heavily influenced by the traditions of Christianity and Judaism.
The expansion of Islam was astounding. In just 100 years since Muhammad first claimed prophethood, Islam had by force of arms, conquered all of Arabia and then expanded out and conquered as far west as Spain and as far east as Afghanistan. The Islamic Caliphate had become the largest empire the world had yet known, controlling some of the most important centers of civilization.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, The Rise of Islam and contains 23 slides and covers the following:
Spread of Islam Map
Origins of Islam
Commonality of Religions
Life of Muhammad
The Rashidun Caliphate
The Wars of Apostasy
Caliphate of Umar
Conquest of the Maghreb
Invasion of Europe
Rise of Christianity
Rise of Islam
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Middle Ages.