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World Religions: Islam

These websites are about the Islam. There is historical information about the prophet Muhammad and his life, the founding and spread of Islam, timelines, maps, and videos. Learn about Muslim communities throughout the world today. Included are five related eThemes on countries that are predominantly Muslim.


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This page links to lots of information about Islam, including an introduction, the five pillars of faith, and major holidays. There is also a glossary and a quiz. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Here is an introduction to Islam. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Learn about the history of Islam. There is information on Islamic faith, culture, and innovations, an interactive timeline, and video clips.
What does it mean to be a Muslim today? Learn about the relationship between Islam and the West, women and Islam, and find out about Islamic beliefs, laws, and practice. There are interviews, FAQs, and videos.
This website is an interactive exhibit of Islamic caligraphy. There are numerous examples and descriptions of Islamic art, a video presentation about the Muslim community in Canada, portraits of Muslims around the world, and a presentation about how to write Arabic script.
Here you can view and learn about objects of Islamic art from the Metropolitan Museum's collection. Click on a thumbnail image to see details of the artwork.
Here is an in-depth discussion of early Islamic history. There is detailed information about early empires and dynasties, the spread of Islam, and Islam's contributions to learning and the arts. Includes maps and photos. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
Here is an excerpt from an ariticle about Islam. Includes a bibliography, photos, a short video, and a map that you can enlarge or print. Learn about the challenges facing Muslims in America since September 11. NOTE: This site has a link to a discussion forum.
This is the companion site to a documentary about the life of the prophet Muhammad. It includes biographical information, video clips, and a virtual Hajj.
Students can examine the political, religious, and ethnic relationships among Middle Eastern countries with this lesson plan. Students can then create a poster about what they have learned.
This site has a history of the Crusades, a series of military campaigns launched by European Christians against Muslims during the middle ages. There is a lot of information but no pictures. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
Learn about Pakistan's history, geography, and people. Includes photographs, maps, and flags. See a live scene from a Webcam in Karachi, the capital.
Learn more about Iraq and its geography, people, and culture. Includes the latest news reports on the current conflict, plus information about Saddam Hussein. There are maps, pictures, video clips, lesson plans, and online news sites for kids.
Learn more about the people, history, and culture of Afghanistan. Includes photographs, timelines, and articles about this war-ravaged country. There is also information on the Taliban and Islam. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on September 11 and an eThemes Resource on Women in Afghanistan.
These sites are about the status of women in Afghanistan. Learn what life was like for women and girls before and after the Taliban came to power. There are interviews, video clips, slideshows, and lesson plans. These resources can be used for background information for teaching the books "The Breadwinner," "Parvana's Journey," or "Mud City." Includes an eThemes resource on the country of Afghanistan.
These websites are about the country of Iran. Here you will find information about the government, history, people, and culture of both modern day Iran and ancient Persia. Learn about the overthrow of the Shah and the U.S. hostage crisis. There are timelines, maps, photographs, and videos. Included is an eThemes resource on Iran's nuclear program.
These sites have information about Malaysia's government, people, and history. View maps and photographs of life in this Asian country. There are images of the country's currency and a clock showing the current time. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on rainforests.
These Websites are about the country of Indonesia. Students can learn about this country's diverse geography, ecology, history, and culture. There are printouts, videos, and photographs. Includes an eThemes resource on rainforests and another on Islam.

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