Your students will benefit from this introduction to the Islamic World, which is so active on the world scene today, and so little known to most Americans. The World of Islam reveals thirteen centuries of achievement of thought and action. Early Islamic scholars and scientists were far ahead of Europe in medicine, astronomy, and mathematics. Islamic art and literature produced beautiful and sophisticated works. This Jackdaw sets these achievements against the background of Islamic history. Hands-on exhibits introduce Mohammed, the Koran, Ramadan and the spread and history of the Muslin faith. Historian: Richard Tames. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
- The Prophet and the Faith — in words and pictures.
- The Qur’an — a color reproduction of a page from a
- The Spread of Islam — specially drawn historical maps.
- The Hajj pilgrimage — part of a pilgrim’s souvenir brochure.
- Mosques — an illustrated feature.
- The Cities of Islam — a survey of famous Islamic cities.
- The Arts of Islam — reproductions of some of Islam’s
- Islamic Science — descriptions and illustrations of the most outstanding achievements by Muslim scientists in medicine, mathematics, optics and astronomy.
Great Lives — some of the most famous Muslim rulers, mystics and writers.