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Lesson Two

Fascinating World of Islam ABC Book

You will be involved in creating a portion of an ABC Book of the Fascinating World of Islam. You will be part of a team where each individual will be assigned a minimum of five letters of the alphabet. (Each group needs to agree how to separate the letters in an acceptable manner to cover all 26 letters.)

Make sure the following categories are covered in your ABC book:
*Muhammad *Crusades *Muslims who made major contributions *Cities of importance *Facts relating to trade *Facts that relate to innovations/inventions *Expansion of Islam *Architectural contributions (The book is not limited to these categories.)

  • Once you are assigned your letters and agree to which of the above categories you are responsible for, use a number of resources to find words that relate to the Islamic Empire.
  • Once you have listed several possible words for the letters you have been assigned, narrow your list to one specific word.
  • Further research that word and then summarize what you have learned in your own words. You should have a detailed description of the word that shows a clear connection to the Islamic Empire and evidence of research. Each summary should have a minimum of four facts. Do not list facts, but write them in paragraph form.
  • You need to have a color border that connects to the culture or the word. All borders can be computer generated. (A border must decorate a minimum of two edges of the paper.)
  • A color visual must accompany each word. It must show a direct connection to the word/definition/description. (You are allowed to generate your visuals with a computer.)
  • Make sure you write your name on the letters you create so you can be evaluated for the work you do as an individual.
  • Your final draft should be typed, written in black felt tip, or color pencil. (As a group you should agree to the format of your book so all pages look the same.)
  • A bibliography with a minimum of three resources should be included at the back of your book.

Make sure your final draft has no spelling errors. Choose the words carefully. The resources you will be using include the video series, library books, encyclopedias, and Web sites. Keep track of bibliography information for each book, so it will be readily available when it is time for your group to create the final bibliography that will go at the end of the book. You are expected to do some research outside of class.

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