Arab Golden Age
Start with this movie first… it’s lots of fun and an excellent intro to the Arab Golden Age:
Now… keep learning…
There are two videos to choose from for your intro the Arab Golden Age.
Feel free to watch one, or both!
Then, scroll down and learn more!
Arabic contributions to math and science
Islamic Design & Architecture from the Golden age
Inventions from the Arab Golden Age
IBN Najid – Lion of the Seas – Arab navigator
Now choose an Activity
Mapping the Arab World
At the top of the map write the title: Map of the Arab Golden Age.
- Colour the Arabian peninsula
- Colour the area in Asia that was included in the Arab world
- Colour the area in Africa that was included in the Arab world
- Label the bodies of water
- Mediterranean Sea
- Black Sea
- Caspian Sea
- Aral Sea
- Persian Gulf
- Red Sea
- Arabian Sea
- Label Baghdad
SAVE this map for your portfolio.
Arabic art and patterns
All you’ll need for this project is:
- Coloured pencils or watercolours
Ready for a bigger challenge?
Try this one:
Ibn al Haytham Project
You’ll definitely want to watch the above film, whether you do the rest of the project or not, this is REALLY good!
There are 68 pages of activities and science experiments to choose from:
- Make your own camera obscura
- 3D glasses
- Experiment with light
- Disect a cow eyeball (!)
- Make a kaleidoscope
- Make a periscope
- Experiment with colour mixing
- Experiment with beams of light
- Experiment with optical illusions
Don’t try to do them all!
Choose the one or two most interesting to you. Document your project by taking pictures of video. Upload those to your portfolio with an explanation of what you learned!
Books About the Arab Golden Age
Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library.