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Ch 6: Glencoe World History Chapter 6: The World of Islam

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The World of Islam chapter of this Glencoe World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the essentials of Islam. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the World of Islam textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe World History World of Islam chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Islamic topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Mohammed and the beginnings of Islam
  • Five Pillars of the Islamic faith.
  • Comparison of Islam, Judaism and Christianity
  • Spread of Islam, its civilization and society
  • Rise of the Turks
  • Seljuk battles
  • Muslim artistic, scientific, literary and medical achievements

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8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Glencoe World History Chapter 6: The World of Islam
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Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

The Rise of the Turks & Their Impact on Islam

5. The Rise of the Turks & Their Impact on Islam

In this lesson, you will explore the history of the Turks and discover the dramatic impact they had on the spread of Islam. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Seljuk Battles with the Crusaders & the Mongols

6. Seljuk Battles with the Crusaders & the Mongols

In this lesson, you will explore the history of the powerful Seljuk Turks as they battled Crusaders and Mongols for the fate of the Anatolian Peninsula. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Islamic Civilization & Society

7. 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.

Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

8. 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.

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