View Goal: Introduce students to the Islamic religion and the spread of Islam. The overarching goal is for students to find the commonality in the monotheisms and gain an appreciation and tolerance for each religion. Overview: Students in grades 7-12 will learn about the history and culture of Semitic religions (i.e., the similarities and differences) and specifically Islam. Additionally, they will understand and learn the history and geography of the Ottoman Empire with the understanding that at one time the Ottoman Empire was the most powerful empire in the world, the center of which was located in what is now Turkey, and that it was declared the Muslim capital. Related Resources Arab World Middle School Resource KitHistory & Culture War and RemembranceHistory & Culture Annotated Bibliography: Science & TechnologyHistory & Culture Scholarship and Education in the Arab WorldHistory & Culture
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