This week in Social Studies the topic has been on Islam and the achievments of the Islamic Empires. Students examined the split in the religion of Islam between the Sunni and Shia. They also took time to learn about the tradition of head covering for women in Islam. Much of this week was devoted to researching an achievement from the golden age of Islam. Students are currently working on newspaper articles of a famous scientist, an important invention or discovery, and a summary of their influences.
We will wrap up the Islamic Empires unit with a test on Tuesday. There is a Quizlet of vocabulary terms created and posted on Google Classroom for the students to study. Monday we will complete a review in class. Then we will being the next unit of Ancient Africa and the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.
Have a great weekend!