Narrated by Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley this six volume series for grades 9 and up offers insight into the striking similarities and vast differences among the world's major religions as well as the unique perspective of its many individual cultures. Each 50 minute episode presents a fresh look at the history of our world through the eyes of religion as an in-depth look at religion's role in creating cultural diversity. This session is on Islam. Islam is one of the monolithic world religions practiced today. Discover the Islamic culture through the daily life and rituals of Muslims around the world. Viewers will learn about Islam's history - from its inception in the 7th century when Muhammad led his fellow Arabs to follow Islam to the rise of the Ottoman Empires between the 9th and 12th centuries and to the present, where customs of dress, dietary laws and holidays still exist. Explore the wealth of Islam art, architecture, calligraphy and other contributions that have made Islam a vital influence. DVD Features include: Spanish Language Track; Chapter Select; Closed Captioned. Teacher's Guides included and available online at libraryvideo.com
Media ID: 61339
Length: 50 Min.
Publisher: Schlesslinger Media
Level: JH-A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult