Ch 13: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Islamic Civilizations

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The origins of the Islamic faith contributed to how their civilization developed. In this chapter of the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies course, you will get an inside look at Islam as you get set to take the certification exam.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Islamic Civilizations - Chapter Summary

Islamic civilizations make up a massive amount of the geography in the Middle East. This set of video lessons used with the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies course examines the characteristics of Islam and its civilizations so you will be ready to answer questions about Islam on your teacher certification exam. Along with Mohammed and the birth of Islam, the topics in this chapter are as follows:

  • The five pillars of Islam
  • The spread of Islam and Caliphates
  • Accomplishments and Muslim learning
  • Muslim scholars from 750 to 1258
  • Islamic divides

Our knowledgeable instructors guide you through all facets of Islam to help you prepare for the test. If you have questions about any area, you can contact the team of social studies experts at Study.com by using the dashboard feature located within the lesson. Each video also comes with a timeline feature that allows you to maneuver around in each lesson without losing your spot.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Islamic Civilizations
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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.

The Spread of Islam and the Progress of the Caliphates

3. 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

4. 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.

Muslim Scholars (750-1258 CE)

5. Muslim Scholars (750-1258 CE)

While Europe was in the midst of the Dark Ages, learning actually accelerated throughout the Islamic world. This lesson details how advances from Morocco to India to ancient Greece were adopted and improved upon by Islamic scholars.

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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