Ch 9: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Islam

About This Chapter

The ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam has a section about Islam, covering topics including the history of the faith and its tenets. Make sure your students are ready for this section by having them utilize this engaging chapter.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Islam - Chapter Summary

Your students will examine how Islam came to be and understand some of its philosophies by using the video lessons in this chapter. They'll also look more closely at these topics for the test:

  • Islamic revelation
  • Five pillars of the Islamic faith
  • Spread of Islam
  • Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire
  • The division of Islam

The video lessons make learning about Islamic material for the test fun. Students can click on the video tags in each lesson to scroll to certain parts of a video, helping them quickly revisit a topic. At the end of the chapter, students have the option of using the self-assessment quizzes to see what information they retained.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: 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.

The Qur'an and the Hadith: Islamic Revelation

2. The Qur'an and the Hadith: Islamic Revelation

This lesson will focus on the Koran and the Hadith as sacred texts of Islam. In doing so, it will highlight the Muslim monotheistic belief in Allah and the revelation of the Koran to Muhammad.

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.

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.

Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits

5. Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits

This lesson will focus on Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire. It will highlight his conquests of Eastern Europe and his wars with the Habsburg Dynasty. It will also discuss the cultural advancements of his rule.

Islam Divides: The Sunni and the Shiite

6. Islam Divides: The Sunni and the Shiite

This lesson will seek to explain the divide between the Sunnis and Shiites of Islamic culture. In doing so, it will highlight the Prophet Muhammad, Ali, Abu Bakr, and the position of Islamic Caliph.

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