Islam: Growth & Spread of Islamic Civilizations PowerPoint

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This PowerPoint covers Islam's growth across the Middle East after the death of the prophet Muhammad. Each visually-engaging slide includes simple notes for students to better understand the essential information.

An editable guided notes worksheet and Google Slides version of the presentation are both also included in the download!

Each of these topics are discussed in the PowerPoint:

  • Abu Bakr and The 4 Rightly Guided Caliphs
  • The Sunni-Shi'a split
  • The geography of the Arabian Peninsula and Islam's growth
  • Reasons for the growth of Islam
  • Effects of Islam's spread
  • Important vocabulary
  • Plus more!

This is an excellent and even-handed overview of Islam's growth for the 100+ years after Muhammad's death in 632. I have fine tuned it over years with my World History classes and students are consistently engaged during the presentation. The guided notes page is also an excellent tool to keep students focused on your key points and not be overwhelmed with writing notes.

Also included is a fully-narrated "flipped classroom" video version of the lesson! This video is perfect for assigning to students with the guided notes as a homework assignment to save class time for projects and other activities. It's also great for showing in class, saving for absent students, or watching yourself to prep for the lesson.

A good preview PowerPoint to this one is this Islam: Its Founding and Rise in the Middle East PowerPoint. Both PowerPoints along with an interactive notebook, Google Drive, and more activities can be found in this Islamic Civilizations Unit Bundle.

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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