Islam West Africa Unit Resources | 13 Resources for Islam and West Africa

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Learning Objective

Students will learn the history and tenets of the Islam faith, as well as its influence among the West African Empires through a variety of hands-on materials.


In this highly-engaging Islam & West Africa Unit Bundle, you receive 13 engaging resources to teach Islam, Jihad, the founding of Islam, Mansa Musa, Mali, Ghana, and more! This bundle is priced to save you 30% instead of purchasing each resource separately!

The 13 lessons that are included in the Islam and West Africa Unit bundle are:

BONUS: A intro map activity to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula is included!

✔ 1.) Comparing Major World Religions! Islam Christianity Judaism Hinduism & Buddhism! Students will complete a graphic organizer where they fill in "what they know" about religion already. This is a great introduction to the unit!

✔ 2.) Islam Guided Notes! Teach the Founding, Tenets, and Beliefs of Islam!

✔ 3.) All About Islam | Stations on the 5 Pillars, Kaaba, Qur'an, Hadith, Sunni and Shia, Abu Bakr, and much more!

✔ 4.) Analyzing the Spread of Islam! Students analyze why this religion spread!

✔ 5.) West Africa Empires WebQuest! Ghana, Mali, Songhai, Mansa Musa, Salt Gold Trade!

✔ 6.) Mansa Musa, Egypt, and Snapchat? Students analyze the stop & create Snapchats!

✔ 7.) Understanding World Religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism!

✔ 8.) Jihad: What is it? Students understand meaning behind jihad & role in Islam!

✔ 9.) Islam Golden Age Achievements! Guided Notes for 10 Islamic Achievements!!

✔ 10.) Islam and West Africa Jeopardy Review! Students Review Islam and Africa!

✔ 11.) Islam and West Africa Test! 26 questions for Islam & the West African Empires!

✔ 12.) Islam "I Can" Statements & Learning Goals! Log & Measure Islam & Islamic Goals!



✩ Are you interested in supplementing this engaging with a hands-on interactive notebook? Check out the World Religions Interactive Notebook here that teaches Islam along with Christianity and Judaism!


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This unit is also included in larger curriculum bundles designed to save you money!

The World History Asian Bundle! Ancient India, China, Medieval Japan, and Islam!

World History Complete Curriculum

World History Complete Curriculum PLUS


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