7th CA SS Standards
7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social
structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.
1. Identify the physical features and describe the climate of the Arabian peninsula, its
relationship to surrounding bodies of land and water, and nomadic and sedentary
ways of life.
2. Trace the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of Muhammad, including Islamic
teachings on the connection with Judaism and Christianity.
3. Explain the significance of the Qur’an and the Sunnah as the primary sources of Islamic
beliefs, practice, and law, and their influence in Muslims’ daily life.
4. Discuss the expansion of Muslim rule through military conquests and treaties, empha
sizing the cultural blending within Muslim civilization and the spread and acceptance
of Islam and the Arabic language.
5. Describe the growth of cities and the establishment of trade routes among Asia, Africa,
and Europe, the products and inventions that traveled along these routes (e.g., spices,
textiles, paper, steel, new crops), and the role of merchants in Arab society.
6. Understand the intellectual exchanges among Muslim scholars of Eurasia and Africa
and the contributions Muslim scholars made to later civilizations in the areas of science,
geography, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, art, and literature.
Lessons and PowerPoints
Call to Prayer (Azan)
Unit Assignments (foldable)
Islam Final_Multiple Choice