ABC’s of Islam PowerPoint Project
To use the Internet, as well as other library sources, to conduct research on the culture and civilization of Islam.
This research will be presented in PowerPoint, and will be the result of group collaboration.
Fascinating World of Islam ABC Book
You will be involved in creating a portion of an ABC Book of the World of Islam. You will be part of a team
where each individual will be assigned five letters of the alphabet. (Each group needs to agree how to separate
the letters in an acceptable manner. Not all 26 letters of the alphabet need to be covered, but there should be no
overlap of letters within the group.
Make sure the following categories are covered in your ABC book:
Muslims who made major contributions to Islamic Civilization
Cities of importance (Baghdad, Damascus, Mecca, etc.)
Facts relating to trade
Facts that relate to innovations/inventions
Architectural contributions/Historic Sites
Expansion of Islam/Conflicts
Once you are assigned your letters and agree to which of the above categories you are
responsible for, use a number of resources to find words that relate to Islam
Once you have listed several possible words for the letters you have been assigned, narrow
your list to one specific word
Further research that word and then summarize what you have learned in your own words.
You should have a detailed description of the word that shows a clear connection to Islam.
Each letter summary will be placed on (1) PowerPoint slide
The word researched should appear in the header of the PowerPoint
Each summary should have a minimum of four facts, presented in bullet point form, OR
three facts and (1) picture. The picture may be cropped into the first slide, or it may be
included on a separate slide
Each bullet point must consist of a MINIMUM of two complete sentences
The first slide of the presentation should be a list of names of the people in the group; next
to each name, the letters which that person was responsible for should be listed
If you are having difficulty finding anything pertinent for a specific letter (such as x, you
may choose another letter, as long as no one else in your group has that same letter
See sample slide provided
Each student will receive a maximum of (25) points for the assignment, (5) for each slide.
PowerPoint Slide Grading Rubric
The word chosen for each slide is appropriate to the (7) topics listed above…………………1 pt.
The word researched appears in the header of the PowerPoint slide.
The header should be a different color than the background of the slide.
Facts are presented in bullet point form……………………………………………………....1 pt.
There are NO spelling or grammatical errors in the content of the slide…..…………………1 pt.
Each bullet point has a MINIMUM of two complete sentences
Content includes when, where, its impact upon the region, and/or importance……………....2 pts
Day 1 Objectives:
- form groups and assign (5) letters to each member of the group
- use provided resource materials to select (5) ABC terms, one for each letter
- begin research
Day 2 Objectives:
- conclude research
- begin creating slide presentations, including the addition of any pictures or other
visuals (these are highly encouraged, if possible!)
Assignments MUST be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. of
the second day. Each group should designate (1) person to collect the slides, copy and paste
them into one master PowerPoint presentation. Each group should also designate another
member as a back-up in the event the first person is absent on the second day. Each
student should save their work to a flash-drive, OR e-mail it to themselves in order to
preserve their work.