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Empires of Islam Unit

Islam Close Reading & Activity Unit History Lesson Plan Set: Empires of Islam

Grade levels 5th – 9th, Homeschool
Subjects: Social Studies – History, World History
Description

This Empire of Islam packet has rigor, versatility, and fun!

CONTENT– The content in the bundle is organized with the key “big idea” Common Core concepts for Social Studies in mind. The concepts covered are:

· Economy

· Government /Leadership

· Social Classes

· Geography

· Religion

· Achievements

Through teaching with key concepts as a filter, students will become familiar with the crucial attributes that have enabled civilizations to prosper. A foundation of key “big idea” concepts will guide students and class instruction with a platform to think critically and make comparisons as young social scientists.

This Empire of Islam bundle is divided into 4 parts:

I. RISE OF ISLAM AND THE ARABIAN PENINSULA NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS AND CLOSE READINGS CONTENT INSTRUCTION – The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:

⭐1. Geography of the Arabian Peninsula Close Reading

⭐2. Understanding Islam 2 page close reading with key vocabulary.

⭐3. The Spread of Islam 2 page reading with key vocabulary.

⭐4. Comparing Religions Fact Sheet: Islam, Christianity and Judaism with a Map of Religions of the World.

⭐5. Introduction to Islam PowerPoint

⭐6. Achievements of Islam Two Page Reading

⭐7. An Empire of Islam Introduction Investigation – Students analyze primary sources, look at maps and visuals to make predictions about their learning for the unit. It also comes with a summative reflection activity!

⭐8. Daily Skill-Based Text Analysis Warm-Ups and Mini-Lessons – Student make inferences and predictions from text, choose the best evidence to support a claim, cite sources, paraphrase and learn to write strong commentary in these daily skill-based mini-lessons and practice slides.

⭐9. A complete vocabulary mini-unit with class games, online games and a quiz.

⭐10. A complete geography mini-unit with notes, activities and a geography quiz.

II. RISE OF ISLAM AND THE ARABIAN PENINSULA ACTIVITIES, WORKSHEETS – Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information. This packet includes:

☀️1. Understanding Islam Common Core Analysis Questions Worksheet and E-mail an Advice Columnists Activity

☀️2. Where in the World Arabian Peninsula Map and Scavenger Hunt Activity

☀️3. Postcard from the Arabian Peninsula Activity

☀️4. Comparing Islam, Christianity and Judaism Key Vocabulary Matching Printable with answer key

☀️5. Comparing Similarities and Differences Islam, Christianity and Judaism Analysis Chart with answer key

☀️6. The Spread of Islam Common Core Analysis Activity and answer key and Instagram from the Caliph fun activity option

☀️7. Arabian Peninsula People Pass: A fun activity that will get your students moving and talking about key concepts!

☀️8. Achievements of the Empire Islam Common Core Analysis Printable and Answer Key

☀️9. An Achievements of the Empire of Islam Folding Project Template and Examples

☀️10. Doodle notes fun, creative review

☀️11. A key concept field report

☀️12. Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Resource Pack

III. RISE OF ISLAM AND THE ARABIAN PENINSULA REVIEW and FUN CLASS GAMES!

⚡1. Wager This! A fun review game activity printable.

⚡2. Human Multiple Choice with printable group cards

⚡3. Term Play!: A class term review game

⚡4. Key Concept Matching Activity with Storyboard and Examples

⚡5. Jingle Mingle Fun Review Interactive – Students mingle about the room finding partners. When the music stops, students address essential learning questions together!

IV. RISE OF ISLAM AND THE ARABIAN PENINSULA TEST AND PROJECT

✍1. A Common Core Research Test- Students work individually or paired to answer questions and support their answers from the text. Comes with an answer key, answer document and two versions that are completely editable.

✍2. A Fun and FUN and Common Core Pilgrimage Board Game that includes all of the following:

a. Teacher Instructions and Pacing Guide

b. Two Readings: Geography and Understanding Islam

c. A Common Core Worksheet with an Answer Key

d. A Board Game Anticipatory Set Teacher Reading

e. Project Examples and Explanation

f. Rubrics

g. Game Card Templates

 

This packet is not just a random selection of readings with unclear outcome expectations. Students will build a framework for future learning with concepts that will be repeated throughout their academic careers! Have a great unit!

Our printable and Google Ready content is divided into 8 parts complete with quizzes for geography, vocabulary, and content with reading and writing skill focus. The bundles all have a similar structure for a familiar flow throughout The year. A scope and sequence is provided for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.
II. GEOGRAPHY Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!
III. VOCABULARY Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES  Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDESIncludes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.
VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:
VII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS- Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!