This week in Social Studies the students completed the ancient Rome unit and took the Roman Unit test on Thursday. I should be returning those tests next Monday.
Friday, we began some lessons on the Byzantine Empire which is the link between Europe and the Middle East, physically and culturally. It also acts as a link between the Rome unit and the Growth of Islam unit. Student are working on completing an activity concerning Byzantine geography, art,the Orthodox Church, and Emperor Justinian. The students will be completing this activity next week.
Later next week the students will begin the growth of Islam unit. One of the first topics will be religion Islam, where we will break down the basic beliefs, the Prophet Muhammad, and the Koran. The students will also be completing a TALDOGS map illustrating the growth and spread of Islamic empires.
Have a great weekend!