Early Islamic Civilisation - FREE

Block B - The Rise of Islamic Civilisation

Track the development and history of an early Islamic civilisation – the great city of Baghdad. Compare and contrast these developments with Western Europe at the same time, learn about the spread of Islam through the Middle East and beyond, and examine trade and everyday life in Baghdad. Finally discover the legacy of early Islam and the continuing influences we see today.

Become an expert in the rise of the Islamic Civilisation; compare ancient and modern maps of the world and the region significant to early Islamic Civilisation; use a range of sources to discover more about the life of Muhammad (pbuh); put together a chronological account of the life of Muhammad (pbuh) using ICT ‘soundbite’ news clips; find out about the difficult time following the death of Muhammad (pbuh); summarise the key events of early Islamic conquests and place them on a timeline.

Note – Hamilton Trust uses the form ‘Muhammad (pbuh)’ where he is mentioned. This follows a general convention and is seen by some as a mark of respect. It is up to individual teachers as to whether they follow this convention in written and spoken materials.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Crazy Cartography

Compare ancient and modern maps of the world and the region.

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02: Discover: the life story of Muhammad (pbuh)

Use a range of sources to discover more about the life of Muhammad (pbuh).

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03: Record: the life of Muhammad (pbuh)

Put together a chronological account of the life of Muhammad (pbuh) using ICT ‘soundbite’ news clips.

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04: Division and conflict

Find out about the difficult time following the death of Muhammad (pbuh).

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05: The spread of Islamic Civilisation

Summarise the key events of early Islamic conquests and place on a timeline.