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Grade 8 Research: Islam

Impact of Geography

Keywords:

  • Arabian Peninsula

  • Spread of Islam

  • Rise of Arab nations

Resources:

  • Facts on File - History Research Center

  • CultureGrams

  • AskRI.org - World Book

  • AskRI.org - Explora Secondary

Social Structure

Keywords:

  • Early tribes of the Arab world

  • Ancient Islamic society social structure

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War and Decline

Keywords:

  • Battle of Tours

  • Seljuk Turks and the Crusades

  • Mongols and decline of old Islamic Empire

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Government and Dynasties

Keywords:

  • Rule of Abu Bakr

  • Umayyad Dynasty

  • Abbasid Dynasty

  • Fatimid Dynasty

Resources:

  • Facts on File - History Research Center
  • AskRI.org - World Book
  • AskRI.org - Explora Secondary

Art & Writing

Keywords:

  • Omar Khayyam

  • Great Mosque of Samarra

  • Arabesques

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Religion

Keywords:

  • Five Pillars of Islam

  • Shia/Sunni split

  • Revelations of Muhammad

  • Judaism, Christianity & Islam - compare and contrast

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Innovations & Philosphers

Keywords:

  • Islamic achievements

  • Omar Khayyam

  • Al-Khwarizmi

  • Ibn-Rushd

  • Ibn-Sina

  • Ibn-Khaldun

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