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Religion & Culture of Islam - Chapter Summary
Designed by expert instructors, this helpful teacher resource chapter covers the religion and culture of Islam. Our mobile-friendly and easy-to-navigate video lessons outline the birth of Islam, the five tenets of the faith and the beliefs of different sects of Muslims. You can show just one part of a video lesson in your class with the easy to navigate video tabs or show the whole collection of videos.
How It Helps
- Simplifies planning: Instead of writing your own curriculum and assessments on the religion of Islam, using this chapter to do your lesson planning saves you time.
- Provides resources: You'll find quizzes, printable lesson transcripts, videos and more on Islam that you can use in the classroom.
- Engages students: This chapter on the culture of Islam is written for teachers by teachers who know how to capture the attention of students and involve them in the subjects that they're learning.
By using this chapter, your students should be able to:
- Detail Mohammed and the birth of Islam
- Outline Islamic society and civilization
- Identify the five tenets of Islam
- Differentiate between the beliefs of Sunni and Shiite Muslims
- Explain the medical, literary, artistic and scientific accomplishments 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.
2. 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.
3. The Five Tenets of Islam
In this lesson, we will discuss the Five Tenets of Islam. Learn more about each of the tenets and how they are related to Muslim life. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. 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.
5. 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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