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The Golden Age of Islamic Culture. In this lesson, students will be able to identify characteristics of the Islamic golden age. Students will be able to identify and/or define the following terms: Golden Age Islamic Advances in Science and Mathematics Mosques Geometric Designs.

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The golden age of islamic culture

The Golden Age of Islamic Culture

In this lesson, students will be able to identify characteristics of the Islamic golden age.

Students will be able to identify and/or define the following terms:

Golden Age

Islamic Advances in Science and Mathematics

Mosques

Geometric Designs

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The golden age of islamic culture

A golden age is a time of peace, prosperity,

and great cultural achievements.

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Golden age

Golden Age

  • Many cultures experienced golden ages, including the Greeks and Guptas.

  • A golden age is a time of peace, prosperity, and great cultural achievements.

  • An Islamic golden age occurred during the Abbasid dynasty (8th century to 13th century).

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The golden age of islamic culture

Islam spread through conquest and trade.

The Abbasid dynasty ruled a vast empire.

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The islamic golden age

The Islamic Golden Age

  • The Muslims experienced a golden age.

  • During the Islamic golden age, there were great advances in mathematics, medicine, architecture, and the arts.

  • It is important to remember that under the Abbasids, Islam became a blending of many cultures leading to great achievements.

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Muhammad forbade making images of God

or people. Islamic artists frequently used

geometric designs in their works of

art.

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The golden age of islamic culture

Muslim rulers built beautiful mosques. A

mosque is an Islamic house of worship.

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The golden age of islamic culture

Muslim doctors learned how to diagnose

diseases like smallpox and measles.

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The golden age of islamic culture

Muslim

doctors

discovered

that blood

moves to

and from

the

heart.

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The golden age of islamic culture

Muslims borrowed the concept of zero

from India and developed Arabic numerals.

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The golden age of islamic culture

Muslim

mathematicians

also

made

advances

in algebra

and geometry.

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The golden age of islamic culture

While much of Islamic literature was based

on the Qur’an, stories like Aladdin were

popular too.

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The vast Abbasid trading network

encouraged cultural diffusion.

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Questions for reflection

Questions for Reflection:

  • What is a golden age?

  • List three cultures that experienced golden ages.

  • Why did Islamic civilization experience a golden age?

  • What is a mosque?

  • List two advances in mathematics and science that occurred during the Islamic golden age.

  • Why did Islamic artists rely on geometric designs?

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