Islamic empires 3: work booklet

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Chris terry
Islamic empires: work booklet
Main Subject
Key stage
World history: Islamic civilisations
Resource type
Concepts and methods
Cause and consequence
Concepts and methods
Similarity and difference

The content of these worksheets could be taught across 2–4 lessons, depending on your class. In the course of this 10-page booklet, students:

  • read about the prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  • sort factors the spread of Islam into territorial and religious impacts
  • categorise and rank the factors that helped the Islamic empires last so long
  • assess the contributions of Islamic science and technology
  • consider the similarities and differences between Mali and the North African Islamic empires.

The booklet could be used as a stand-alone resource or in conjunction with:

An extract from the booklet:

Why did Islam spread?

The Islamic religion spread for many reasons. It is important to remember that in the Islamic empires each area was ruled by a different person. This makes it different from the Roman Empire, where the whole empire was ruled by one emperor. Furthermore, the spread of the faith, Islam, was connected to but not the same as the territorial spread of the Islamic empires; Islam is a way of life, and so it was this way of life that spread. Below are some of the reasons why it spread.

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