ALWAYS cite your sources—when in doubt as to whether or not to cite something, always cite it.
If you have questions about citations, please ask one of your teachers or Mr. Cody; they will be happy to help you. Remember that conversations you have with others are also considered sources, so make sure to give them credit for their contributions!
• Make sure to use the links on this page.
• This is an encyclopedia article that should be fairly unbiased. As with the below and above sources, feel free to explore the links.
• This is a particularly informative source. Feel free to use the links provided on this page for more information.
The History of Islam
This week we will be learning about the history of Islam. Your research this week should be aimed at understanding the diverse history of Islam while taking into account the basic beliefs you’re also learning about. Make sure to use the sources provided. Our goal will be to have a working knowledge of the history of Islam.
- When did Islam begin? How did it get to where it is today?
- How did Islam spread? Where has it spread?
- What people and events seem the most important to the history of Islam?
The Basics of Islam
This week we will also be learning about the basic beliefs of Islam. Your research this week should be aimed at understanding, rather than critiquing or validating the religion at hand. Our goal will be to have a working knowledge of the basic beliefs of Islam and to hopefully learn something new.
4. Does Islam have a primary text (i.e. a holy book)? How was it created?
5. What does Islam say about who God is and who humankind is?
6a. What beliefs make this religion different/intriguing from others?
6b. What does Islam have in common with Judaism and Christianity?