This region is tricky for my 7th graders, since they come in with many false preconceived notions. The first few days, I often conduct activities to strip away what they think they know about the region, the people, and Islam. Only then do I forge ahead with new information.
"The Middle East: Introduction" is a two-step process in my classroom.
This first presentation highlights: Early History through the Five Pillars is Islam. It is sold as a separate presentation in my TpT store.
This presentation, "Islam," is what I show and discuss with the students on the second day. It details the faith and each of the five pillars as they relate to Muslims' daily lives. (I've separated them since rules vary regarding how faith is taught as part of a culture.)
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