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WEST History: Islam - Chapter Summary
Who developed the Islam religion? What are the aspects of Islamic faith? How did Islam grow to be one of the largest religions in the world? These are among the topics you will explore when you access the lessons in this chapter. Video lessons trace Islam from its origins to the present day. Having reviewed this material, you should have the following abilities and be prepared to answer specific questions found on the WEST History exam:
- Relating facts about the life of Mohammed and the early days of Islam
- Describing the Islam texts, Qur'an and Hadith
- Outlining the five pillars or laws dictating how Muslims should live
- Discussing the growth of the Islam faith following the death of Mohammed
- Detailing the Sunni/Shiite divide
- Defining Islamic fundamentalism
Video lessons are brief but informative, covering material you will need to know for the WEST History exam. You can assess what you've learned by taking the accompanying quizzes, which utilize the same multiple-choice format you will encounter on the actual exam.
WEST History: Islam Objectives
The West History exam is designed to measure your comprehension of U.S. and world history events and social studies concepts. Using the Islam chapter, you have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of Islamic development and expansion and be better prepared for these types of questions on the exam. The first competency area of the test's second domain, which covers world history, contains a section on Islam.
WEST exams are administered to new and existing teachers in Washington to gauge their ability to teach in basic and specific content areas. Teachers can take a basic exam covering reading, writing and math, or one of nearly 30 endorsement exams in areas such as chemistry, physics, special education, music, visual arts or business. The WEST History exam is an endorsement exam containing 110 computer-based, multiple-choice questions. A passing score for a WEST endorsement exam is 240.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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