Along with FC.047, this lesson especially focusses on our cultural debts to Muslim civilization, while the backdrop to this is the Muslim conquest and Christian Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula. Among the topics covered are Muslim architecture and science in Spain and the evolution from the historical to the legendary El Cid, based on Richard Fletcher's book. Also Included are my reading notes from Fletcher's books on El Cid and Muslim spain and a picture essay of Spanish castles.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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