GLOBAL 9, UNIT 3
THE MIDDLE AGES
: How did Islam begin? What are the major ideas and beliefs of Islam?
- ACTIVITY 1 — DO NOW: Students will complete a KWL chart about Islam.
- ACTIVITY 2 — GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT: Students will analyze a map of the Middle East to determine the religious significance of Israel-Palestine to the three monotheistic Abrahamic religions.
- ACTIVITY 3 -- VIDEO: Students will analyze a video to asses how Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, determine whether Islam is monotheistic or polytheistic, and apply historical context (the life and work of Muhammad) to the geographical context. Link to YouTube video is provided.
- ACTIVITY 4 -- DOCUMENT ANALYSIS: Students will analyze the three main texts in Islam: Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira — and evaluate each one’s significance.
- ACTIVITY 5 -- DOCUMENT ANALYSIS: Students will analyze the Five Pillars of Islam to determine how Islam affects codes of conduct.
- ACTIVITY 6 -- ASSESSMENT: Students will choose one of two options for assessment to submit on looseleaf.
- PowerPoint included with key terms. Counts as differentiation for visual learners with broken down definitions for students (or emerging ENL students) that need the extra reinforcement.
- Page for Guided Notes
- Differentiation for ENL students.
- Differentiation for Special Ed. students.
- ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT: Students may answer the AIM using the R.A.C.E.S. format (FREE Download Here).