Download as a pdf at http://cie.org This collection of teaching resources provides an in-depth look at selected areas in which European and Muslim civilizations interacted during the period from 600 CE to 1500 CE. The materials collected here make up a complete unit of study, but their scope is larger than that of a typical supplementary…
This website provides information on acquiring streaming rights for the documentary film The Sultan and the Saint, the story of the encounter between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan of Egypt al-Malik al-Kamil, during the fifth Crusade.
World History For Us All online world history curriculum (with lessons on Islam and Muslim history in Eras 5-7)
World History For Us All Era 5 pf the World History For Us All online curriculum features Islamic history, especially in the Panorama lesson in brief form, in Landscape 5.2 Islam and Afroeurasia and 5.3 Consolidation of the Trans-Hemispheric Network, and later eras, such as Landscape 6.7 The Long Reach of the Major Religions include lessons as relevant to pre-modern and modern history.
Lesson plan and student reading on the myth and reality of the legendary character El Cid is part of the complete set of lessons for comprehension and enrichment written to accompany the Unity Productions Foundation documentary film Cities of Light, in addition to interactive online features, articles, slide shows, timelines and maps is found at http://islamicspain.tv. The Lesson Plan Set is available for download in pdf format (individual lesson titles and the complete set on the site at http://www.islamicspain.tv/For-Teachers/LessonPlans.htm).
British historian Bettany Hughes hosts the full length documentary, “When the Moors Ruled Europe.” http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/when-moors-ruled-europe/ discussing how the civilization of Islamic Spain was written out of European history and discusses the true nature and surprising historical connections of the period.
A detailed guide to Islam as one of the series of DK books on world religions.
Lesson plan and Readings on Historical Background of the Abrahamic Faiths is part of the complete set of lessons for comprehension and enrichment written to accompany the Unity Productions Foundation documentary film Cities of Light, in addition to interactive online features, articles, slide shows, timelines and maps is found at http://islamicspain.tv. The Lesson Plan Set is available for download in pdf format (individual lesson titles and the complete set on the site at http://www.islamicspain.tv/For-Teachers/LessonPlans.htm).
Barnard, Bryn, The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern World, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Descriptions of inventions and scientific advances that came from and through Muslim lands from medieval to modern times. A rich resource for cross-over lessons on science, technology and culture.
About fifty beautiful manuscripts from Herat to Istanbul are featured in The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts exhibition. Celebrated for their superb calligraphy and lavish illumination, these manuscripts from the 8th to the 17th century—are critical to the history of the arts of the book. They were once the prized possessions of Ottoman sultans and the ruling elite, who donated their Qur’ans to various institutions to express their personal piety and secure political power. Each manuscript tells a unique story, which will be explored in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. A wonderful set of interactive teaching tools are featured–scroll down the page to find them.
As they plan their lessons and activities, teachers need to be mindful of the fact that adolescents in their classrooms are members of our societies and emerging citizens. They need the opportunity to thoughtfully engage the questions and concerns that terrorism raises. They must be part of creating a culture of prevention and peace.