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Early Islamic Civilizations and African Kingdoms: CKHG Student Reader

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The first part of Early Islamic Civilizations and African Kingdoms explores the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula, the growth of Muslim empires, and the achievements of Muslim scholars and artists. The second part introduces the varied geography of Africa and explores civilizations in early African kingdoms, medieval trading kingdoms, and the city of Timbuktu.

Core Knowledge History and Geography™ (CKHG) Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, maps, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. For each reader, a Teacher Guide and Timeline Cards are separately available. All materials may be downloaded and previewed in their entirety.

 

Early Islamic Civilizations and African Kingdoms is divided into two parts (corresponding to Unit 4 and Unit 5 for schools using the CKHG series in Sequence grade-level order). The first past explores the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula, with information on the Koran and the Five Pillars of Islam. Students learn about the achievements of Muslim scholars and artists, and about the growth of Muslim empires and the series of wars during the Middle Ages known as the Crusades. The second part of this book provides an overview of the varied geography of Africa, including tropical rainforests, savanna (grasslands), and deserts. Students learn about the early African kingdoms of Kush and Aksum, and about the medieval trading kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students also explore the city of Timbuktu as a center of trade and learning, and are introduced to African works of art.

Related Components

  • Teacher Guide: with detailed lesson plans, activity page masters, additional activities, and assessments
  • Timeline Cards: visual aids to reinforce big ideas, chronology, and context

Preview the Book

You may preview this book in its entirety by downloading the CKHG Student Reader in PDF form for either Unit 4 or Unit 5

Bundles:

  • Early Islamic Civilizations and African Kingdoms Homeschool Set:
    1 Student Reader
    1 Teacher Guide
    1 set of Timeline Cards
  • Early Islamic Civilizations and African Kingdoms Classroom Set:
    25 Student Readers
    1 Teacher Guide
    1 set of Timeline Cards
  • Grade 4 World History Set:
    For each of four CKHG titles:
    25 Student Readers
    1 Teacher Guide
    1 set of Timeline Cards (for all except Exploring Maps and World Mountains)
  • Grade 4 Complete Grade-Level Set:
    For each of seven CKHG titles:
    25 Student Readers
    1 Teacher Guide
    1 set of Timeline Cards (for all except Exploring Maps and World Mountains)

About CKHG

Core Knowledge History and Geography™ (CKHG) is a comprehensive program in world and American history and geography, integrating topics in civics and the arts. CKHG helps students build knowledge of the diverse civilizations, cultures, and concepts specified in the Core Knowledge Sequence.

CKHG Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, maps, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. In general, the content and presentation in CKHG Student Readers for Grades 3-5 are appropriate for young readers from the upper elementary grades through middle school (Lexile levels 650 – 980).

Using CKHG in the Classroom

  • For Social Studies: Used in their recommended sequence, CKHG materials can form the basis of an engaging Social Studies program that builds historical and geographical knowledge and skills grade by grade.
  • For Language Arts: You can also use CKHG to integrate content-rich nonfiction into your Reading/Language Arts lessons. CKHG objectives are correlated with the Common Core English Language Arts standards, which call for increased reading of nonfiction informational texts.

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Paperback
6.7 in. W x 9.6 in. H
177 pages

ISBN: 978-1-68380-265-5

SKU: CKHGEICSR
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