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Name: ___________________Ancient World History Date: _______________

UNIT TWO: THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC EMPIRE


By the end of the unit, we will able to answer the following Essential
Questions:

How did Islam develop? What are its major tenets and beliefs? What effect
did it have on the economic, social, and political development of world
history?
What is the origin of the Sunni/Shia split?
How did art, architecture, music, and literature develop in the Islamic Empire?
How has their legacy influenced contemporary culture?
How is Islam portrayed by the American media in contemporary culture?

By the end of the unit, we will be able to define and explain the
importance of these words:
Muhammed
of Islam

Islam

mosque

Muslim
jihad

hegira

Sunni

Shia

Suf

astrolabe

calligraphy

minaret

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Quran
Abu Bakr
Umayyads

Five Pillars
caliph/caliphate

Abbasids

Dome of the Rock

DUE MONDAY, SEPT 24


READ: p.257-259 (stop at Basic Ideas of Islam)
NOTES: Important ideas and themes
BB QUESTIONS:
Why were Muhammeds revelations
unpopular?
What are some commonalities and differences
you notice between Islam and the other
monotheistic religions we have studied thus far
(Judaism and Christianity)?
HW:
DUE TUES, SEPT 25
READ: p.259-261
NOTES: Important ideas and themes
BB QUESTION:
In your opinion, are the Five Pillars good rules
for a religion? Why or why not?
HW:

IN CLASS TOPIC
Origins of Islam

IN CLASS TOPIC
Five Pillars and Major
Tenets of Islam

Name: ___________________Ancient World History Date: _______________


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DUE WED, SEPT 26


Yom Kippur

IN CLASS TOPIC
NO CLASS

BLOCK
DUE THURS, SEPT 27
READ: p.259-261
NOTES: Important ideas and themes
BB QUESTION:
In your opinion, are the Five Pillars good rules for
a religion? Why or why not?
HW:
DUE FRI, SEPT 28
READ: p.262-264, The Sunni-Shia Divide on
page 265.
NOTES: Important ideas and themes
BB QUESTION:
How might the lack of one central authority
fgure in Islam have led to the Sunni-Shia
division?
HW:
DUE MON, OCT 1
READ: p.264-267
NOTES: Important ideas and themes
BB QUESTION:
What were some of the reasons for the end of
the Islamic dynasties?
HW:
DUE TUES, OCT 2
READ: Arab World Studies reading (varies)
NOTES: Important ideas and themes
BB QUESTION:
Why do you think the Islamic dynasties were
able to make such long-lasting achievements?
HW:
DUE WED, OCT 3
READ: Arab World Studies reading (varies)
NOTES: Important ideas and themes
BB QUESTION:
Why do you think the Islamic dynasties were

IN CLASS TOPIC
Five Pillars and Major
Tenets of Islam

IN CLASS TOPIC
Death of
Mohammed/Schism in
the Faith

IN CLASS TOPIC
The Islamic Dynasties

IN CLASS TOPIC
Legacy of the Islamic
Dynasties

IN CLASS TOPIC
Legacy of the Islamic
Dynasties

Name: ___________________Ancient World History Date: _______________

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able to make such long-lasting achievements?


HW:
DUE THURS, OCT 4
10:55 Early Dismissal Day

IN CLASS TOPIC
TBA

Name: ___________________Ancient World History Date: _______________

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DUE FRI, OCT 5


READ: Hajj reading (online/handout)
BB Question:
What do you think is the point of the rituals
Muslims perform during the Hajj?
HW:

DUE TUES, OCT 9


READ: Islam Today/Current Event reading
(online/handout)
BB Question:
How are Muslims/Islam portrayed in the
reading? How does this contrast with what you
have learned thus far about Islam in our unit?
DUE WED, OCT 10
BRING: Materials necessary to use in computer
lab
CLASS WILL MEET IN GOLDRICK LAB (Lab
across from our classroom)
DUE THURS, OCT 11
READ: Islam Today/Current Event reading
(online/handout)
BB Question:
How are Muslims/Islam portrayed in the
reading? How does this contrast with what you
have learned thus far about Islam in our unit?
DUE FRI, OCT 12
No assigned reading
UNIT ASSESSMENT DUE

DUE MON, OCT 8


COLUMBUS DAY

IN CLASS TOPIC
The Hajj

IN CLASS TOPIC
Islam Today/Current
Events

IN CLASS TOPIC
Work on Unit Assessment

IN CLASS TOPIC
Islam Today/Current
Events

IN CLASS TOPIC
Election 2012

IN CLASS TOPIC
NO SCHOOL

Name: ___________________Ancient World History Date: _______________