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Topic: Abbasid Caliphate, 8th-10th century 

World History

 Standard 13.  Understands the causes and consequences of the development of Islamic civilization between the 7th and 10th centuries
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the influence of Islamic ideas and practices on other cultures and social behavior (e.g., the origin and development of Islamic law; the influence of Islamic law and Muslim practice on family life, morals, marriage, inheritance, and slavery; the possible appeal of Islam to culturally diverse non-Muslims across Afro-Eurasia in the Abbasid era)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the origins of Islamic law
     2.Understands the development of Islamic law
     3.Understands the influence of Islamic law and Muslim practice on family life
     4.Understands the influence of Islamic law and Muslim practice on morals
     5.Understands the influence of Islamic law and Muslim practice on marriage practices
     6.Understands the influence of Islamic law and Muslim practice on inheritance practices
     7.Understands the influence of Islamic law and Muslim practice on slavery practices
     8.Understands the possible appeal of Islam to culturally diverse non Muslims across Afro Eurasia in the Abbasid era
   Benchmark 5.Understands the significance of Baghdad (e.g., the trade network and goods traded, its role as a center of commerce in the 8th to 10th centuries CE)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the trade network in Baghdad, including goods traded
     2.Understands Baghdad’s role as a center of commerce in the 8th to 10th centuries CE
   Benchmark 6.Understands the impact of the invention of paper on various cultures (e.g., Chinese, Muslim, later European culture and its route from its source through Muslim lands to Europe)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of the invention of paper on Chinese culture
     2.Understands the impact of the invention of paper on Muslim culture
     3.Understands the impact of the invention of paper on later European culture
     4.Knows the route of the invention of paper from its source through Muslim lands to Europe
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands significant aspects of Islamic civilization (e.g., the emergence of Islamic civilization in Iberia and its economic and cultural achievements, how family life and gender relations were prescribed in Islamic society)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the emergence of Islamic civilization in Iberia
     2.Knows the economic achievements of Islamic civilization of the 7th-10th century
     3.Knows the cultural achievements of Islamic civilization of the 8th-10th century
     4.Understands how family life and gender relations were prescribed in Islamic society
   Benchmark 3.Understands significant aspects of Abbasid culture (e.g., sources of Abbasid wealth and the economic and political importance of various forms of slavery; why the Abbasid state became a center of Afro-Eurasian commercial exchange; how the Abbasids promoted and preserved Greek learning and contributed to science, mathematics, and medicine; the contributions of specific individuals to the Abbasid advancement of scientific knowledge)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows sources of Abbasid wealth
     2.Understands the economic importance of various forms of slavery in Abbasid culture
     3.Understands the political importance of various forms of slavery in Abbasid culture
     4.Understands why the Abbasid state became a center of Afro Eurasian commercial exchange
     5.Understands how the Abbasids promoted and preserved Greek learning and contributed to science, mathematics, and medicine
     6.Knows the contributions of specific individuals to the Abbasid advancement of scientific knowledge
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands challenges to Muslim civilization (e.g., the transformation of the Arab Caliphate into a Southwest Asian and Mediterranean Empire under the Umyyad Dynasty, and why the Muslim community divided into Sunni and Shi'ite factions; the significance of the Battle of Tours of 733 as interpreted by Muslim and Christian sources and changing historiographical views of the event)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the transformation of the Arab Caliphate into a Southwest Asian and Mediterranean Empire under the Umyyad Dynasty
     2.Understands why the Muslim community divided into Sunni and Shi’ite factions
     3.Understands the significance of the Battle of Tours of 733 as interpreted by Muslim sources
     4.Understands the significance of the Battle of Tours of 733 as interpreted by Christian sources
     5.Understands changing historiographical views of the Battle of Tours of 733
   Benchmark 3.Understands the strengths and weaknesses of the Abbasid, Byzantine, and Sassanid Persian governments and military institutions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the strengths of the Abbasid government institutions
     2.Understands the weaknesses of the Abbasid military institutions
     3.Understands the strengths of the Abbasid military institutions
     4.Understands the weaknesses of the Abbasid military institutions
     5.Understands the strengths of the Byzantine government institutions
     6.Understands the weaknesses of the Byzantine government institutions
     7.Understands the strengths of the Byzantine military institutions
     8.Understands the weaknesses of the Byzantine military institutions
     9.Understands the strengths of the Sassanid Persian government institutions
     10.Understands the weaknesses of the Sassanid Persian government institutions
     11.Understands the strengths of the Sassanid Persian military institutions
     12.Understands the weaknesses of the Sassanid Persian military institutions
   Benchmark 4.Understands the social structure of the Abbasid Empire (e.g., the treatment and legal status of non-Muslims and their cultural and social contributions to society; the lives of prominent women and factors that facilitated and mitigated their rise to prominence; the role and status of royal bureaucrats, landowning nobles, peasants, urban artisans, and slaves; what Islamic conversion and adherence meant for social status)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the treatment and legal status of non Muslims in the Abbasid Empire
     2.Knows the cultural and social contributions of non Muslims to society in the Abbasid Empire
     3.Understands features of the lives of prominent women and factors that facilitated and mitigated their rise to prominence in the Abbasid Empire
     4.Knows the role and status of royal bureaucrats in the Abbasid Empire
     5.Knows the role and status of landowning nobles in the Abbasid Empire
     6.Knows the role and status of peasants in the Abbasid Empire
     7.Knows the role and status of urban artisans in the Abbasid Empire
     8.Knows the role and status of slaves in the Abbasid Empire
     9.Understands what Islamic conversion and adherence meant for social status