ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- Islam is one of the world’s major religions. Approximately 25% of the world’s population practices Islam.
- Islamic Empires (approximately 600 CE to 1900 CE) started about 1500 years ago in what is now Saudi Arabia. Muhammed is known as the prophet of Islam and was born in the city of Mecca.
- There are five major pillars of the Islamic religion. People who follow the beliefs of Islam are called Muslims.
- Over centuries of conquest and trade, Islam expanded throughout the Middle East, into Africa, Europe, Asia.
- During the Golden Age of Islam, Muslim culture included many innovations and discoveries in medicine, math, literature, architecture, art, and language.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about Islamic empires, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about Islamic empires are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.