In this activity students read about the Expansion of Islam under the first 4 caliphs and the Umayyad Empire.The two page reading includes information about the geography of the empire, leadership, the Battle of Tours, the split betwee Shia and Sunni Muslims and the capitals of Baghdad and Cordoba.
After reading,students complete map questions and support claims with evidence from the text in a printable graphic organizer. As an extension activity, students can complete a fun Instagram from the caliphs assignment. The assignment basically has them detail the accomplishments of each caliph.
This activity is engaging and fun. It's always interesting to share in class!
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Tony Pavlovich, Instructomania, The Arabian Peninsula, Muhammad, Islamic Expansion, Common Core Writing