Ch 13: The Eastern Mediterranean High School World History Lesson Plans

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The Eastern Mediterranean chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about civilizations of this region in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Eastern Mediterranean chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Sasanid Empire
Constantine and the Eastern Roman Empire
The development and decline of the Sasanids, characteristics of their society;
How the eastern portion of the Roman Empire endured, accomplishments of Constantine
Tuesday Justinian's Code of Law
Birth of Islam
Emperors after Constantine, Justinian and his code of law;
Muhammed's life, development of Islam and the Near East of his time
Wednesday The Qur'an and the Hadith
The Arab-Islamic Empire
Overview of the Qur'an;
Emergency, establishment and expansion of the Arab-Islamic Empire
ThursdayThe Umayyad Dynasty
The Abbasid Caliphate
Activities of the Umayyad Dynasty and its rulers;
How the Abbasids came to power, the establishment of Baghdad as the capital
FridayFall of the AbbasidsHow the Abbasids lost power, and the rise of regional dynasties

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: The Eastern Mediterranean High School World History Lesson Plans
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Sasanid Empire: History, Society & Religion

1. Sasanid Empire: History, Society & Religion

This lesson explores the Sasanid Empire. In doing so, it highlights the reign of Khosro I, Zoroastrianism, and the social stratification within the empire.

Constantine & the Eastern Roman Empire

2. Constantine & the Eastern Roman Empire

This lesson will explain the reign of Constantine and his move to Constantinople. It will focus on the advantages of its location, its ties to Roman law, and its homogeneous Christian population.

Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

3. Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

This lesson will highlight the emperors after Constantine. It will specifically explore the reign of Justinian and the famous Justinian code of law. It will also discuss the Apostate and the battle of Adrianople.

Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

4. 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

5. 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.

The Arab-Islamic Empire: Emergence, Establishment & Expansion

6. The Arab-Islamic Empire: Emergence, Establishment & Expansion

This lesson will trace the emergence of the Arab-Islamic Empire. It will focus on the Islamic faith, the rule of Abu Bakr, and the Golden Age of Islam under the Abbasid Dynasty.

The Umayyad Dynasty: Rulers & Warfare

7. The Umayyad Dynasty: Rulers & Warfare

This lesson explores Islam after the death of Mohammed. In doing this, it highlights the culture and conflicts of the Umayyad Dynasty and its ruling caliphs.

The Abbasid Caliphate's Rise to Power

8. The Abbasid Caliphate's Rise to Power

This lesson will explore the Abbasids and the Golden Age of Islam. In doing this, it will highlight the role of the caliph, viziers, and the growth of trade within the empire.

The Fall of the Abbasids & the Rise of Regional Dynasties

9. The Fall of the Abbasids & the Rise of Regional Dynasties

This lesson will explore the rise and fall of the Abbasid empire. It will explain how wealth, civil unrest, and slave revolt let to the fall of the Abbasids and the rise of regional dynasties.

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