Agenda: Week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 11, 2011

Learning Targets for Chapter 11 

CHAPTER 11 The Worlds of Islam  Afro-Eurasian Connections, 600–1500

• To examine the causes behind the spread of Islam
• To explore the dynamism of the Islamic world as the most influential of the third-wave civilizations
• To consider the religious divisions within Islam and how they affected political development
• To consider Islam as a source of cultural encounters with Christian, African, and Hindu cultures
• To increase student awareness of the accomplishments of the Islamic world in the period 600–1500 C.E.

Monday, November 7, 2011
Quote of the Day:  “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” - Earl Shoaf

1. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 11 - Worlds of Islam
2. Do Now Question after Quiz: What distinguished the first centuries of Islamic history from the early history of Christianity and Buddhism? What similarities and differences characterized their religious outlooks?
3. Introduction, Notes, and Discussion - Worlds of Islam.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Quote of the Day: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson

1. Do Now Question: How did the rise of Islam change the lives of women?
2. Students will write their responses to the question on the board. We will add to these all day, resulting in a day long note-taking marathon of knowledge. :)  Results here:
2. Notes, Discussion & Video - Rise of Islam.


Wednesday November 9, 2011 & Thursday, November 10, 2011
Quote of the Day: “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I

1. DO NOW QUESTION: “Islam was simultaneously both a single world of shared meaning and interaction and a series of separate and distinct communities, often in conflict with one another.” What evidence could you provide to support both sides of this argument?
2. Competition Day! Students will be seated in groups of 5 or 6 and they will run through this set of directives: LINK
Competition Day will include:
Naming your group, Choosing a Motto (name and motto must be related to chapter on Islam), Video on Islam with notes, Document Study, Quiz over CH. 11.


Friday, November 11, 2011
Quote of the Day: “The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.” - Hubert Humphrey

1. TEST Chapter 11, Worlds of Islam
2. Begin reading Chapter 12 The Mongol Moment. Quiz is next Wed/Thu - we will also do a mini-DBQ on Wed/Thu. Next week is a writing unit.