Ch 32: MTEL History: Islam

About This Chapter

Let us show you what you need to know about Islam for the MTEL History exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you several approaches to help you answer the questions on the test.

MTEL History: Islam - Chapter Summary

You can use the lessons in this chapter to get up to speed on Islam, in preparation for the MTEL History exam. The videos present a complete picture of the Islamic religion including:

  • Mohammed and the birth of Islam
  • The Qur'an and the Hadith
  • Five Pillars of Islamic law
  • The spread of Islam and the progress of the caliphates
  • The Sunnis and the Shiites
  • Islamic fundamentalism and world politics

Our experienced instructors will explain the fine points of the Islamic religion in preparation for the test. They will present the information in brief animated videos that are accompanied by full transcripts. By learning the information via several means, the important points are clarified and the learning process is more enjoyable.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Islam Chapter

The MTEL History test is a comprehensive assessment tool that evaluates your knowledge of the entire discipline of history. Passing the exam is required for history teachers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this Islam chapter are part of the World History objective which accounts for 25% of the test questions. The self-assessment quizzes allow you to check on your understanding of Islam while gaining exposure to the types of questions you'll see on the exam.

There are both multiple-choice and open-response questions on the exam. Multiple-choice questions evaluate your comprehension of a passage or question by asking you to pick the single correct response from several presented. Open-response questions evaluate your ability to integrate knowledge of different aspects of history into an organized, cohesive essay making a cogent point.

6 Lessons in Chapter 32: MTEL History: 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.

Islam Divides: The Sunni and the Shiite

5. 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.

Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

6. Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

This lesson will seek to explain the impact of Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood on Islam and the world's politics. In doing so, it will highlight the Koran and Sharia law and their influence in places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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