This rigorous and fun activity set includes:
1. Teacher Instructions and Pacing Guide
2. Two Readings: Geography and Understanding Islam
3. A Common Core Worksheet with an Answer Key
4. A Board Game Anticipatory Set Teacher Reading
5. Project Examples and Explanation
7. Game Card Templates
In this activity students read about the geography of the Arabian Peninsula, the origination of Islam and basic beliefs. Then, students complete a Common Core worksheet that has them support claims with evidence and summarize the main idea. It comes with answer key.
After completing questions, there is a great anticipatory set reading for teachers to get students imagining what it would have been like as a caravan trader through the Arabian Desert. After the short reading, students create a Pilgrimage to Mecca Board Game. Students use vocabulary and apply knowledge into their games.The activity includes an example, rubrics and game card templates. Check out the example on the preview too!
This activity is engaging and fun. It's always fun to play the games in class too.
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Tony Pavlovich, Instructomania, The Arabian Peninsula, Muhammad, Islamic Expansion, Common Core Writing