This download comes with the step-by-step PowerPoint, AND a blank Middle East map in both MS WORD and PDF format.
Follow these 15 steps at your own pace and have students create an information-packed resource.
This activity is perfect to introduce a unit or to summarize a unit. It will allow students to identify the city of Mecca, other ancient trade routes on land and at sea, major trade cities, geographic regions and the areas united under Islam in the centuries after Muhammad. The expansion of Islam occurred gradually. Sometimes it was the result of war or conquest, other times it was the result of word-of-mouth as traders and caravans did business throughout the region. Items bounce on the map at the push of a button. Enjoy!