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Today, the children developed their understanding of the Early Islamic Civilisation by describing some of the main changes in this period of history.
Firstly, we explored where the Islamic empire had expanded across the globe. They developed their ideas for why this may be. Their reasons included:
Following this, they investigated some different causes of the Islamic expansion. They used their skills to be a historian and summarise each cause in turn. Some of their historical analysis and reasons for the expansion included:
Then, they considered different ways to group their information. They did this by discussing which they felt is the most important to the least important. This meant that they had to explain, reason and work as a team to consider their different points of view as historians.
Lastly, the children looked at a chapter from a history textbook entitled “Weapons and War”. They considered the type of cause which the historian had decided to emphasis; why they had made this decision; and what they might say if they were editing this book.