Teacher's Guide to 1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts

Title: 1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization Teacher's Guide

Publisher: National Geographic Kids

Print: PDF

Pages: 36

Price: Free

Packed with fascinating facts, 1001 Inventions & Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization reveals ancient inventions, discoveries and ideas that have shaped how we live today. From familiar mind games to intriguing mosaic-patterned bowls and the elephant water clock, the book’s colorful pages celebrate advances made by men and women who lived in countries that were part of Muslim civilization from the 7th to the 17th centuries.

This title, along with an interactive exhibit, a book for adults, and rich online information, offers knowledge that demonstrates just how much today’s world has been influenced by the people of long ago.

Each two-page themed spread is filled with facts that showcase the innovations by men and women of many faiths who lived during the Golden Age of Muslim civilization. Many of the facts lend themselves to further exploration through research projects, activities, web searches, and more. This guide provides questions, key website, and suggestions for such activities and creative programs. It also offers a wide range of approaches and options to utilize in the middle-school classroom. Whether the focus is science, social studies, or the arts, teachers can find ways to expand the curriculum with this book and this supplement. Each project is identified with the pages or subject in the book on which it is based, so students can work individually or in groups on several projects at the same time.

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