Ch 4: AEPA: Byzantine Empire & Islamic Civilization

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Brush up on your knowledge of the Byzantine Empire and Islamic civilization. Our video lessons provide an effective tool to study this period in history for the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science certification test.

AEPA: Byzantine Empire & Islamic Civilization - Chapter Summary

Let our experienced instructors help you study the rise and decline of the Byzantine Empire and the history of the Islamic civilization. Lessons in this chapter examine the following topics:

  • The development and decline of the Byzantine Empire
  • Characteristics and icons of the Byzantine Church
  • Discussing Islamic society
  • Exploring the spread of Islam and progression of the Caliphates
  • How shared cultural elements unified the Islamic civilization
  • Establishment and expansion of the Arab-Islamic Empire

The lessons in this chapter provide a convenient and engaging study method to help you prepare for the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science test. Lessons are about 10 minutes long and can be re-watched multiple times. If you want to skip to the main ideas in a lesson, click on video tags. Take our lesson quizzes to assess your mastery of the lesson materials.

AEPA: Byzantine Empire & Islamic Civilization - Chapter Objectives

Arizona teachers seeking their middle grades social science certification are required to take the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science test. This computer-based test consists of 150 questions, all in a multiple choice format. Test sessions are 3 hours long.

History content constitutes 50% of the test score. Watch our video lessons and take the multiple choice chapter exam to prepare to answer history questions about the Byzantine Empire and Islamic Civilization that may appear on the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: AEPA: Byzantine Empire & Islamic Civilization
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The Development of the Byzantine Empire

1. The Development of the Byzantine Empire

The word 'byzantine' is often used to mean something worthy of a spy movie. Learn more about the empire that earned every bit of that word, and how it lasted for more than a thousand years in this lesson.

The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

2. The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire

This lesson will explore the slow decline of the Byzantine Empire. It will highlight internal instability and outside invasion as two of the major factors that led to the 1453 fall of Constantinople and the empire.

The Byzantine Church: Characteristics, Empire & Icons

3. The Byzantine Church: Characteristics, Empire & Icons

In this lesson, we explore the Christian Church in the Byzantine Empire, and the history of the issues the bishop in Constantinople had with other Christian bishops, especially in Rome.

Islamic Civilization & Society

4. Islamic Civilization & Society

Before the year 600, the Middle East was a no man's land between Persia and Byzantium. Then, 100 years later, it was the heartland of an empire that would grow larger than its predecessors put together. This lesson details the changes to society during that time.

The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates

5. The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates

After the death of Mohammed, Islam continued to spread through Arabia, the Middle East and Africa. This lesson is an overview of Islam's progress from the faith of Mecca to a faith for all the world.

Cultural Elements that Unified the Islamic World

6. Cultural Elements that Unified the Islamic World

Despite stretching from Morocco to the Philippines, the Islamic world managed to maintain a surprising amount of cultural coherence during the Middle Ages.

The Arab-Islamic Empire: Emergence, Establishment & Expansion

7. The Arab-Islamic Empire: Emergence, Establishment & Expansion

This lesson will trace the emergence of the Arab-Islamic Empire. It will focus on the Islamic faith, the rule of Abu Bakr, and the Golden Age of Islam under the Abbasid Dynasty.

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