Comparative Document Study--Human Rights in Islam and in the French and American Enlightenment Traditions

WEB LESSON Students read excerpts from three primary sources--quotes from Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, and the Qur'an and Hadith. Students then determine similarities and dissimilarities between American, French and Islamic provisions for human rights and religious tolerance. HS

History of Jewish-Muslim Relations in Turkey

PRIMARY SOURCES This set of primary source documents and questions will help guide students through a history of relations between Muslims and Jews. This set of DBQ style documents will not only be useful for AP classes but for 7th and 10 grade world history classes as well. MS - HS

New Identities: Nationalism and Religion 1850-1914

WEB LESSONS This unit of study from the World History for Us All website has four lessons, of which one "Nationalism, Imperialism, and Religion" specifically relates to religion in the modern world. HS

Nationalism and Social Change in Colonial Empires 1914-1950 CE

WEB LESSONS This World History for Us All unit of study focuses on four non Western societies colonized by Europeans, India, Korea, Vietnam, and Kenya. The lesson on India is particularly relevant for a study of how religion influenced the push for independence and the challenges of modernity. HS

Imperialism - Document-Based Activities

PRIMARY SOURCES & LESSONS This booklet focuses on the causes of imperialism based on primary sources. The "White Man's Burden" and the Missionary Impulse are both highlighted as significant contributors to the idea that imperializing was the right thing for the Western societies to do.

Sudan, Imperialism, and the Mahdi's Holy War

WEB LESSON During the age of imperialism, European powers scrambled to divide up Africa. In Sudan, however, a Muslim religious figure known as the Mahdi led a successful Jihad (holy war) that for a time drove out the British and Egyptians. In this CRF lesson, students read the article about the history of the influence of Islam and its leaders in Sudan in how this land dealt with British conquest during the period of imperialism. They then hold a mock Board of Inquiry about who was at fault for the fall of Khartoum and the killing of Charles Gordon in 1885.

Languages and Religions of the United Kingdom and Ireland

WEB LESSON In the National Geographic lesson, students explore how language and religion have affected the borders in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Students present their ideas about how language and religion can unite or divide countries. Then they revisit questions about groups with their new knowledge of religion and language groups in Europe. Students reflect on how their ideas about how religious and language groups can cooperate within a country have changed. Middle School