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Le projet « Les découvertes en pays d’Islam » propose aux élèves de cycle 3 et de collège (6° et 5°) d’étudier une découverte ou invention scientifique de l’âge d’or de la science arabe (VIIe – XVe siècle) . Les activités proposées aux élèves et disponibles sur ce site s’organisent autour d’une recherche documentaire sur un savant arabe et sa découverte, de la reproduction en classe d’une expérience importante concernant cette découverte, avec un matériel simple, et d’un échange avec les autres classes engagées dans le projet.


Source: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies – University of Illinois

Water in the Middle East
Water in the Middle East Lesson Plan
Science in the Middle East
Science Lesson Plan
Build your own House of Wisdom
Mobility in the Middle East
Mobility in the Middle East Lesson Plan
Travel Bingo

Source: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies – University of Illinois

Islamic Mathematics Information
Completing the Square Lesson Plan
Completing the Square Worksheet
Geometry Lesson Plan
Geometry Worksheet
Parabola Construction Lesson Plan
Parabola Construction Worksheet
Build Your Own House of Wisdom
Further Resources

Source: Emory University

The Book of the Categories of Peoples, written in the eleventh century in what is now Spain focuses on the contributions various “nations” or peoples have made to human knowledge, particularly mathematics and the sciences. It is an important source for several reasons. It gives us a vivid picture of what one Arab, Muslim author from this time period understood about the inhabited world and the development of the sciences by various historical and contemporary peoples. It also provides crucial information about the transmission of this knowledge from one culture to another, about the translation of books from Sanskrit, Persian, and Greek into Arabic, about the usage and influence of works which are now lost, supplementing information available from extant translations, other scientific works, and other descriptive works like the Catalogue of Ibn al-Nadim (987 C.E.). In addition, the work is interesting for providing a snapshot of the intellectual environment in Muslim Spain just before the great period of translation from Arabic into Latin and Spanish, the center of which would be Toledo in the twelfth century C.E.

al-Andalusi Learning Unit [40k download]

Lesson 5 Math part: Islam

Lesson 5 Art part: Islamic art

A lesson on the origins of astronomy and its development in the Middle East.

Lesson Plan


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