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Grade 6 The Eastern Hemisphere

Unit 5 The Mediterranean World
Lesson 4 The Muslim World

Topics for Golden Age of Islam Exhibit

1. Topics based on The Genius of Islam (each topic has a 2-3 page chapter devoted to the topic)

• Islamic Calligraphy • Agriculture: qanats, water wheels
• Geometric Patterns in Art and food varieties
• The Art and Use of Paper Making • Mechanical innovation based on the
• Architecture and the Pointed Arch crank and connecting rod
• The New Math – Arabic Numbers • Opthamology
• Astronomy and the Astrolabe • Music
• Medical Care and the Bimaristan • The House of Wisdom
• Philosophy

2. Important People

• Ibn Sina • Abbas Ibn Firnas
• Ibn Rushd • Al Jazaris
• Fatima Al Fihri • Ibn al Haythan
• Mimar Sinan • Merriam al Astrulabiya

3. Individual Topics (The Book 1001 Inventions & Awesome Facts is very helpful)

• Islamic Arts: Pottery, fabric, • Islamic Advances in Surgery
geometric design • Islamic design of towns
• Innovations in geographic science • Islamic Gardens
• Innovations in Exploration • Coffee
• Trade and Money Throughout the • Harnessing wind and water for use
Islamic Empire • Muslim Foods throughout the
• Muslim Innovation in Weaponry Empire
• Architectural innovation • Islamic Advances in Vision
• Islamic discoveries in Flight • Islamic advances in Fashion
• The House of Wisdom • Islamic Music
• Islamic advances in Medicine • Islamic Advances in Communication

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES:
Grade 6 Integrated Social Studies/English Language Arts Curriculum
Page 1 Revised September 2014