WHI.8 The student will demonstrate knowledge of Islamic civilization from about 600 to 1000 A.D. (C.E.) by describing the origin, beliefs, traditions, customs, and spread of Islam; assessing the influence of geography on Islamic economic, social, and political development, including the impact of conquest and trade; identifying historical turning points that affected the spread and influence of Islamic civilization, with emphasis on the Sunni-Shi’a division and the Battle of Tours; citing cultural and scientific contributions and achievements of Islamic civilization.

Students will be learning about the origins, culture, and spread of the Islamic religion. They will also be learning about the significance of the Trans-Saharan trade route. Daily topics will be as follows:

– Trade Route Review

– Muhammed and the Origin of Islam

– The Spread of Islam

– Islamic Culture

– Geography Review of Religions

– Characteristics of the Major Religions Review