Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam

Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam
Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam
Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam
Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam
Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam
Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam
Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam
Islam Bundle Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan: Empires of Islam
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This Empire of Islam packet has rigor, versatility, and fun!

CONTENT– The content in the bundle is organized with the key "big idea" Common Core concepts for Social Studies in mind. The concepts covered are:

· Economy
· Government /Leadership
· Social Classes
· Geography
· Religion
· Achievements

Through teaching with key concepts as a filter, students will become familiar with the crucial attributes that have enabled civilizations to prosper. A foundation of key “big idea” concepts will guide students and class instruction with a platform to think critically and make comparisons as young social scientists.

This Empire of Islam bundle is divided into 4 parts:

I. RISE OF ISLAM AND THE ARABIAN PENINSULA NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS AND CLOSE READINGS CONTENT INSTRUCTION-The content instructional materials are both student centered and teacher driven depending on teacher preference:

1. Geography of the Arabian Peninsula Close Reading

2. Understanding Islam 2 page close reading with key vocabulary.

3. The Spread of Islam 2 page reading with key vocabulary.

4. Comparing Religions Fact Sheet: Islam, Christianity and Judaism with a Map of Religions of the World.

5. Introduction to Islam PowerPoint

6. Achievements of Islam Two Page Reading

7. An Empire of Islam Introduction Investigation - Students analyze primary sources, look at maps and visuals to make predictions about their learning for the unit. It also comes with a summative reflection activity!

8. Daily Skill-Based Text Analysis Warm-Ups and Mini-Lessons – Student make inferences and predictions from text, choose the best evidence to support a claim, cite sources, paraphrase and learn to write strong commentary in these daily skill-based mini-lessons and practice slides.

II. RISE OF ISLAM AND THE ARABIAN PENINSULA ACTIVITIES, WORKSHEETS- Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information. This packet includes:

1. Understanding Islam Common Core Analysis Questions Worksheet andE-mail an Advice Columnists Activity

2. Where in the World Arabian Peninsula Map and Scavenger Hunt Activity

3. Postcard from the Arabian Peninsula Activity

4. Comparing Islam, Christianity and Judaism Key Vocabulary Matching Printable with answer key

5. Comparing Similarities and Differences Islam, Christianity and Judaism Analysis Chart with answer key

6. The Spread of Islam Common Core Analysis Activity and answer key and Instagram from the Caliph fun activity option

7. Arabian Peninsula People Pass: A fun activity that will get your students moving and talking about key concepts!

8. Achievements of the Empire Islam Common Core Analysis Printable and Answer Key

9. An Achievements of the Empire of Islam Folding Project Template and Examples


1. Wager This! A fun review game activity printable.

2. Human Multiple Choice with printable group cards

3. Term Play!: A class term review game

4. Key Concept Matching Activity with Storyboard and Examples


1. A Common Core Research Test- Students work individually or paired to answer questions and support their answers from the text. Comes with an answer key, answer document and two versions that are completely editable.

2. A Fun and FUN and Common Core Pilgrimage Board Game that includes all of the following:

a. Teacher Instructions and Pacing Guide
b. Two Readings: Geography and Understanding Islam
c. A Common Core Worksheet with an Answer Key
d. A Board Game Anticipatory Set Teacher Reading
e. Project Examples and Explanation
f. Rubrics
g. Game Card Templates

This packet is not just a random selection of readings with unclear outcome expectations. Students will build a framework for future learning with concepts that will be repeated throughout their academic careers! Have a great unit!

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