The Rise of Islam Lesson


Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain a chronological understanding of the rise of the Islamic faith in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. They will develop an awareness of the key people, places, and concepts associated with this period of time. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Rise of Islam Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the following web page:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to answer the questions.

Rise of Islam Research Questions.docx
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Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet below:

Islam Empire of Faith Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the questions by watching the documentary below: 

Test your learning

Extension activities

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