Lesson Plan


This folder includes the Do Now and Homework for first day of the layered curriculum unit on the Muslim Empire. During classwork time, students choose assignments from their menu. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Religion
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


empire muslim islam layered curriculum



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-07-23.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is a well-organized and innovative lesson that is part of a larger unit on Empire. The lesson introduces students to a layered curriculum group project in which students decide the amount of work they are going to do for a research project on the Muslim Empire. Student groups have the choice of what grade they are going to try to earn based on the amount of work they complete. With this structure, it would definitely be important to put a lot of thought into group assignments. Along with the in-class lesson, there is also a useful homework assignment on the Golden Age of Spain. While there are a few classroom specific references, this lesson could easily be adapted for another class or used on another unit of study.

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