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World Studies Golden Age of Islam

Task: You have been assigned the opportunity to create a magazine cover for the Golden Age of Islam.
You must first complete research in your notebook (see details below) on the Golden Age, prior to
creating your magazine cover.

1. Go to Islam and Islamic History in Arabia and the Middle East
(http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/ihame/sec12.htm), The Golden Age of Islam
(http://www.irfi.org/articles/articles_401_450/golden_age_of_islam.htm) and Regents Prep
Golden Age of Islam (http://regentsprep.org/regents/global/themes/goldenages/islam.cfm )to
answer the following questions:
a. What years was the Golden Age for the Muslim world?
b. What are the reasons/factors for the Golden Age?
2. What is Bayt al-Hikmah and what did they do?
3. How did the Golden Age of Islam decline/end?
4. Research achievements in the following areas:
Art and architecture
Medicine
Astronomy
Mathematics (Geometry and Algebra)
Literature
Any additional areas you wish (trade, economics, law etc)
The sites below may assist you however you may also use additional sources but please no wikipedia

a. Science and Math from Islams Golden Age
http://people.hofstra.edu/alan_j_singer/Docket/Acedemic_Freedom_Docket/19ScienceAn
dMathFromTheIslamicGoldenAge.pdf
b. The Story of Mathematics http://www.storyofmathematics.com/islamic.html
c. Mathematics in Medieval Islam
http://www.personal.psu.edu/users//a/c/acw5128/Assignment7.html#Math
d. Arabic Numerals http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/ihame/Ref6.htm
e. PBS Algebra and Trigonometry http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/innoalgebra.html
f. PBS Astronomy http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/innoastronomy.html
g. Astronomy and Astrology http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/astr/hd_astr.htm
h. Arab and Islamic Astronomy http://www.starteachastronomy.com/arab.html
i. The Astrolabe http://www.astrolabes.org/astrolab.htm
j. PBS Medicine http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/innomedicine.html
k. Medieval Islamic Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/islamic_medical/islamic_02.html
l. Golden Age of Muslim Medicine
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/196205/golden.age.of.muslim.medicine.htm
m. Medicine in Medieval Islam
http://www.personal.psu.edu/users//a/c/acw5128/Assignment7.html#Medicine
n. PBS Engineering http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/innoengineering.html
o. Golden Age of Islamic Literature http://goldenageislamiclit.wordpress.com/
Magazine Cover Requirements:
The magazine cover and article teasers should be appropriately and creatively titled.
At least 5 article teasers featuring historical people, achievements, topics etc.. about the Golden
Age of Islam (see topics below):
1. Article about causes/decline of the Golden Age
2. Editorial Article exposing the writers point of view on time period
3. Biographical information on one important person from the time period
4. Article describing key developments in variety of areas from time period
5. An article which contains information on MOST significant achievement of the time period
Appropriate graphics and visuals (no clip art)
*Document should look like a magazine cover including all features of a magazine cover

Golden Age of Islam Magazine Rubric

Name __________________________

15 12 8 5
Attractiveness
& Organization
Magazine cover
is realistic in
appearance, is
computer
generated, and
well organized
Magazine cover
is somewhat
realistic in
appearance,
written work is
typed, is
somewhat well
organized
Magazine cover
is neatly hand
written and
organized
Magazine cover
is not realistic
in appearance
and lacks
organization
Content Magazine cover
contains all five
elements.
Graphics are
evident and
appropriate for
the time
period.
Contains all
features of a
magazine
cover
Cover contains
four of the
elements. Not
all graphics
pertain to the
time period.
Does not
contain all
features of a
magazine
cover
Magazine cover
contains four
of the
elements.
Graphics are
missing or not
appropriate for
the time period
Magazine cover
contains three
of the
elements.
Graphics are
not present.
Contains few
to no features
of a magazine
cover
Historical
Accuracy &
Content
Knowledge
All teasers are
historically
accurate and
representative
of actual
people, events,
and issues of
the time
period. Author
demonstrates
clear
understanding
of the
achievements
Four out of five
teasers are
historically
accurate and
representative
of people,
events, and
issues of the
time period.
Author
demonstrates
some
understanding
of the
achievements
but more detail
is needed.
Three out of
the five teasers
are historically
accurate and
representative
of people,
events, and
issues of the
time period.
Author does
not
demonstrate
clear
understanding
of the time
period
Teasers are
not historically
accurate and
representative
of people,
events, and
issues of the
time period.
Requirements

All
requirements
are met
Some of the
requirements
are met
TOTAL
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