GLOBAL 9, UNIT 3
THE MIDDLE AGES
: How did the Umayyad Caliphate use cultural diffusion to spread Islam?
- ACTIVITY 1 — DO NOW — TEXT ANALYSIS: Students will read a text and answer questions. Can be completed in pairs.
- KEY TERMS ANALYZED: ISLAMIC CALIPHATES, CALIPH
- ACTIVITY 2 — GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT: Students will analyze a map of the Islamic Caliphate under the Umayyad Dynasty to identify the continents it spread across and the civilizations students have already learned about that it absorbed.
- ACTIVITY 3 -- DOCUMENT ANALYSIS: Students will analyze a short document that identifies and briefly describes the accomplishments of the Umayyad Caliphate.
- ACTIVITY 4 -- PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS: Students will analyze the historical context and contemporary account of Tariq Ibn Zayad’s landing at Gibraltar before expanding Islam into Spain.
- ACTIVITY 5 -- 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.
- ***This PowerPoint introduces students to the diverse regions of modern-day Spain. Since we don’t really touch on modern-day Spain (the closest being the Age of Exploration, when the Spanish are typically taught as aggressive), I use this as an opportunity to show students how the north was influenced by Christianity and traditional Western European style, whereas the south remains under the cultural influences of Islam.
- ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT: Students may answer the AIM using the R.A.C.E.S. format (FREE Download Here).