Ch 13: GACE History: The Rise of the Islamic Nation

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Boost your knowledge of the origins, principles and spread of Islam as you prepare for the GACE History exam. Our video lessons and quizzes can help you be ready for exam questions on these topics.

GACE History: The Rise of the Islamic Nation - Chapter Summary

Let us lend a hand in your study of the founding of Islam, tenets of the faith and achievements of Islamic culture as you prepare to take the GACE History exam. You should be prepared to answer exam questions on the following topics:

  • Identifying Mohammed and the events of Islam's founding
  • Explaining the five pillars of Islam
  • Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Looking at the growth of Islam
  • Listing scientific, artistic, medical and literary accomplishments of the Muslim world
  • Describing the daily life of Muslims as related to their faith

You'll get a solid review of these topics, led by expert instructors who are aware of what the GACE exam requires. Our lessons are available anywhere you have access to the Internet, on a computer or mobile device. You can study at your own pace, using our embedded video timelines to return to key points in the lessons that require additional work.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Rise of the Islamic Nation Chapter

Passing the GACE History exam is required of all Georgia teachers seeking certification to teach the subject. The test is in two parts, and the material reviewed in this chapter is part of test I, in the subarea on world history to 1450 C.E. This subarea makes up 40% of the total test I score.

All the questions in this subarea are multiple-choice, and the exam is administered on computer. Some questions require you to read a passage and answer several questions related to it, while other questions simply ask about specific facts. You can utilize our quizzes to gain practice answering similar questions. The quizzes also let you see where you need additional study prior to reporting to the testing center.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: GACE History: The Rise of the Islamic Nation
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Early Church Conflicts: Arianism and Iconoclasm

1. Early Church Conflicts: Arianism and Iconoclasm

This lesson explores two conflicts that occurred in the early church: Arian Christianity, which taught a taboo belief regarding the Holy Trinity, and iconoclasm, which was the destruction of religious images.

Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

2. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.

Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law

3. Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law

The Five Pillars of Islam are the foundation of the world's second largest faith. They are characterized by a simplicity that encourages peaceful cooperation between people, which is one reason for the religion's widespread devotion. This lesson will detail each of the five and show how they relate to the daily lives of practicing Muslims.

People of the Book: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam

4. People of the Book: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam

The religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are often seen as competing doctrines and faiths by observers and adherents. Yet, a summary investigation of their doctrines illustrates they have much in common. This lesson will examine these similarities in greater detail.

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.

Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

6. Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

The Abbasid caliphate (750-1258 CE) oversaw the Golden Age of Islam. Learn about the accomplishments of Muslim scholars in art, literature, science, medicine and mathematics during this time.

The Sunnah: Influence on Islamic Beliefs & Daily Life

7. The Sunnah: Influence on Islamic Beliefs & Daily Life

The Sunnah is a collection of guidance rules for Muslims that helps them in almost every imaginable situation, from what to have to eat during holidays to how to pray. It is also very important in Islamic Law.

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