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originally posted by: Veritas83
a reply to: Annee
No, I didn't sneak in anything. That was the conclusion of my post. What I said is the truth with plenty of history to back it up.
Public education is a joke and you can guarantee any type of religious teaching would be filtered to remove controversy and teach it as they want the
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: hutch622
Why is that? There are plenty of American Muslims happily learning about the history of Christianity in American public schools.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: UKTruth
Below is the Curriculum IMO it doesn't seem nefarious at all. If I was a 7th grader I would find it overwhelmingly boring.
Here is a link
7.4 Describe the expansion of Muslim rule through conquests and the spread of cultural diffusion of Islam and the Arabic language.
The Rise of Islam Interactive Map
The Rise of Islam Quiz
7.5 Trace the origins of Islam and the life and teachings of Muhammad, including Islam’s historical connections to Judaism and Christianity.
Mohammed and the Birth of Islam
Muhammad and the Faith of Islam
The Birth of Islam in Arabia Interactive Map
PBS Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet
Islamic World, 400 A.D/C.E. – 1500s
Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, social, and religious structures of the civilizations.
7.7 Analyze the origins and impact of different sects within Islam, Sunnis and Shi’ites.
Map showing Muslim Distribution: Sunni and Shia
The difference between Sunnis and Shiites
7.9 Describe the establishment of trade routes among Asia, Africa, and Europe and the role of merchants in Arab society.
Questions for today: Recall Geographic Luck. To what extent were individual leaders responsible for the successes of their civilizations? Was their rise to greatness a result of their own personal strengths or the land/conditions that they were lucky enough to have?
1. Did trade influence the rise of empires or did empires influence the extent of trade?
2. What part might cities and trade routes have played during this period in the spread of knowledge, skills, new ideas, religions, and philosophies?
3. Which geographical features helped, and which hindered the integration of Indo-Mediterranea? How were hindering features overcome?
4. How might the introduction of crops into new regions affect the environment.
Lesson Activity: In groups you are going to follow a trade route that was used during classical civilization times. Use Google Earth to plug in the different latitudes and longitudes.
Routes to follow:
The Royal Road
The Silk Road
The Way of the Sea
Opening the Way to India
Global Trade Routes Reading and Activity
Key Comprehensive Site: Trade Route: Wikis
7.10 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources to examine the art and architecture, including the Taj Mahal during the Mughal period.
The Art of the Ottomans before 1600
Asia for Educatiors: South Asia: Mughal Dynasty [1526-1858]
Treasures of the World: Taj Mahal: Memorial to Love
Treasures of the World: The Mughal Dynasty
7.12 Write an explanatory text to describe the Shah Abbas and how his policies of cultural blending led to the Golden Age and the rise of the Safavid Empire.
From Report on Persia, Persians, and "Abbas I" about 1604: by Father Simon PDF
Primary Documents and Supporting Texts to Consider: excerpts from The Hadith, Muhammad; excerpts from The Book of Golden Meadows, Masoudi
Excerpts from the Hadith, Sayings of Muhammad
Excerpts from The Book of Golden Meadows, Masoudi, 940 A.D.
7.3 Identify the physical location and features and the climate of the Arabian Peninsula, its relationship to surrounding bodies of land and water, including Northern Africa, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Nile River.
Interactive Discovery Atlas
Tigris and Euphates Rivers
THE BOOK OF THE GOLDEN MEADOWS
Abul Hasan Ali Al-Masu'di [Masoudi] ca. 895-957 C.E.
The Traditions of the Prophet; Collection of Al-Hadiths
How did Islam begin and why did it spread to different parts of the world?
How did Islamic society, family life, and achievements influence change?
What changes occurred all over the world as a result of Islamic invasion?
In what ways does religion play a part in the development of cultures?
How did the development of Islam lead to changes in Arabia and the Middle East?
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
This Christian Justice Warrior.
originally posted by: BlackProject
a reply to: Krazysh0t
I wish this lady the VERY BEST in her efforts. However I am surprised it took this long to be honest.
The Islamic Brotherhood have planned this for years and years. To insert their teachings into schools across America. This is real and now many of you can see. This is to corrupt your children. If any of you have children and live in America I would be seriously seriously worried about what they are being taught. There is many Islamic preachers in the highest of positions of education system of America and I would wish you all to quickly work to remove them fast.
originally posted by: seagull
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That curriculum posted above, if followed, does more than a bit to dispel at least part of that ignorance that so many embrace.
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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: TheRedneck
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Otherwise, it would be like me claiming that all Christians are anti-electricity because Amish people are traditionally against it. Or chastising all American Christians for not following one of the Pope's recommendations. Or calling Christians hypocrites for not fasting during one of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's 7 fasting periods. People here at least understand that different Christian denominations and communities aren't bound by the same rules and don't follow the same practices. And they know that some local preachers (or popular televangelists) may come out with some controversial declarations that other Christians don't follow. But people here don't seem to realize that Islam is the same way.