The Spread of Islam

Essential Question

How did Islam spread so quickly through the Middle East, Spain, and parts of Africa?

The Spread of Islam

Discussion Questions

  • What stood out to you in the video?

  • How would you describe the spread of Islam compared to the other world religions?

Islam in Arabia, 632

Map of Spread of Islam

The Ottoman Empire

The Mughal Empire

Activity 1: Mini Q: Why Did Islam Spread So Quickly?

Mini-Q Why Did Islam Spread So Quickly.pdf

Activity 2: Why did Islam spread so quickly?

Using the information from this lesson, answer the questions in a thinking map. Complete this assignment digitally or on paper. It will be collected in your portfolio.

Discussion Questions

  • What were all the reasons Islam spread so quickly?

  • Out of all the reasons Islam spread so quickly what three reasons do you think had the biggest impact? Why?

  • What evidence would you use to support that reason? Why?

Activity 3: Outline

Use the information from the DBQ to complete an outline that answers: "Why did Islam Spread So Quickly?"

Essay Outline

Extension Activities