This is the tenth in a series of PowerPoints I have done for a World History Course. It covers Islam and Islamic Empires from Pre-Islamic Arabia to the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empries. Some topics include the rise of trade in Arabia, the story of Mohammed, the spread of Islam, the Sunni/Shiite split, the Five Pillars of Islam, Islamic Achievements, etc. I make my PowerPoints light on words, because I elaborate on them myself. I have tried to make them as aesthetically pleasing as possible, so students will enjoy the presentation as much as they can. NOTE: The glowing words are the really important things on a slide that I definitely want my students to remember! I usually break the PowerPoints up when I use them, into multiple days. (Ex. I'll teach a couple of slides then do an activity. I'll pick back up the next day.) You should feel free to use these as template. Edit them to your satisfaction, but I feel these are great tools and springboards! Strickland Presentations
NOTE On this presentation, I have display a map drawn by Al-Idrisi, in which Europe is "upside-down". I have the students guess what it is and usually someone will eventually get it. The next slide is the map flipped so that the students can see it in our usual perspective.