Lesson Plans

WEEK #7

Tuesday, October 10, Meeting #24

  1. Lecture #12, Catastrophes--The Crusades (Chapter 9)
  2. Lecture #13—Catastrophes--The Mongol Invasion (Chapter 9)

Homework:

1.     Tuesday night: Read Chapter 10, “Rebirth,” from “The Mongol holocaust wasn’t like…” to “…might well have asked, “What went wrong?” (pp 159-161 in paperback)

2.     Wednesday night: Read Chapter 10, from “…might well have asked, “What went wrong?” to the end of the section: “Such were the legends that inspired these Muslim knights.” (p168 in paperback)

3.     Exam Friday: Study Lectures #8 through #15.

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Wednesday, October 11,

TESTING DAY—NO CLASSES

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 10, from “…might well have asked, “What went wrong?” to the end of the section: “Such were the legends that inspired these Muslim knights.” (p168 in paperback)


Thursday, October 12, Meeting #25

1.     Read Chapter 10, “Rebirth,” from “The Mongol holocaust wasn’t like…” to “…might well have asked, “What went wrong?” (pp 159-161 in paperback)

  1. Lecture #14—Rebirth: The Salafi & Sufi Movements

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 10, from “…might well have asked, “What went wrong?” to the end of the section: “Such were the legends that inspired these Muslim knights.” (p168 in paperback)
  2. Exam Friday: Study Lectures #10 through #15. Be sure to have highlighted your book for easier reference.


Friday, October 13 Meeting #27

  1. Test Lectures 8-13
  2. Read the Chap 10 section entitled, “The Ottomans (About 700 to 1341 AH)” from the start to “…Sufism connected all the disparate groups in this atomized world.”
  3. Lecture #15a—The Ottomans (part 1)

Homework:

  • Read Chapter 10, from “Some Sufi brotherhoods devoted to futuwwah ideals…” to “So he decided to conquer Constantinople.”


WEEK #8

Monday, October 16  Meeting #28

*     Read Chapter 10, “Rebirth,” from “So he decided to conquer Constantinople” to “The shari’a, however, was not the only law in the land.“

*     Lecture #15b— The Ottomans (part 2)

Homework:

  • Read from “The shari’a, however, was not the only law in the land…“ to the end of the section on the Ottomans.
  • Exam Friday: Study Lectures #10 through #15. Be sure to have highlighted your book for easier reference.


Tuesday, October 17  Meeting #29

1.  Lectures 15a & 15b, "The Ottomans" 

2.  PBS, The Secret History of ISIS Season 34 Episode 10

Homework:

  1. Read the section in Chapter 10 entitled, “The Safavids (906-1138 AH).”  This is about 8 pages long.


Wednesday, October 18 Meeting #30

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/ng-interactive/2014/sep/24/friends-and-enemies-in-the-middle-east-who-is-connected-to-who-interactive
  2. Read the section in Chapter 10, from “The Moghuls (Roughly 900 to 1273 AH) to “This great Moghul emperor abolished the standing military aristocracy…” (5 pages) 
  3. Lecture #16, The Safavids
  4. PBS, The Secret History of ISIS Season 34 Episode 10

Homework:

  1. Read the section in Chapter 10, from “This great Moghul emperor abolished the standing military aristocracy…” to the end of Chapter 10 (9 pages) 


Thursday, October 19 Meeting #31

1.     Read Chapter 11, “Meanwhile in Europe,” from the start to “…the region they inhabited came to be known as Normandy.” (3 pages)

  1. Lecture #17, The Mughals  

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 11, “Meanwhile in Europe,” from “…the region they inhabited came to be known as Normandy” to “…The Muslim connection to the ancient Greek works was erased from European cultural memory.”

 

Friday, October 20    Meeting #32

  1. Read the text from “…The Muslim connection to the ancient Greek works was erased from European cultural memory” to “…an unrequited desire for real religious experience.”
  2. Lecture #18, Islam in Africa  

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 11 from “…an unrequited desire for real religious experience” to “Why did this all happen in the West but not in the East?”


WEEK #9

Monday, October 23    Meeting #33

  1. Read Chapter 11 from “Why did this all happen in the West but not in the East?” to “…a king was big news all by itself.”  
  2. Develop your Concept Map comparing Islamic & European Intellectual & Scientific Developments
  3. Lecture #19a, “Europe Awakes”

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 11, from “…a king was big news all by itself” to the end of Chapter 11, “And then the two worlds began to intermingle.”    

 

 

Tuesday, October 24  Meeting #34

  1. Read Chapter 11, from “…why was he even in the mix?”  to “…was remaining celibate all his life.” (pp 208-211 in paperback).
  2. Refining Your Concept Map comparing Islamic & European Intellectual & Scientific Developments
  3. Lecture #19b “Europe Awakes” (Part 2)

4.     View

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 11, from “…was remaining celibate all his life.” to the end of Chapter 11. (pp 211-216 in paperback).
  2. Paper Project #3: due Friday, February 13

 

 

Wednesday, October 25, Meeting #34

  1. Read Chapter 12, “West Comes East,” from the beginning to “…impact on the Islamic world.” (pp 217-219 in paperback).
  2. Refining Your Concept Map comparing Islamic & European Intellectual & Scientific Developments
  3. Lecture #19.2 “Europe Awakes” (Part II)

4.     View Syriana

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 12, from “…impact on the Islamic world” to “…a government that was already overburdened.” (pp 219-223 in paperback).
  2. Paper Project #3: due Friday, February 13

 

 

Thursday, October 26, Meeting #35

  1. Read Chapter 12, “West Comes East,” from “…a government that was already overburdened” to “…who could bribe other people who knew people.” (pp 223-225 in paperback).
  2. Refining Your Concept Map comparing Islamic & European Intellectual & Scientific Developments
  3. Lecture #20.a, “West Comes East—Europe Colonizes the Middle World”

4.     View Syriana

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 12, from “…who could bribe other people who knew people.” to “…the land of the Moghuls.” (pp 225-230 in paperback).
  2. Paper Project #3: due Friday, February 13

 

 

Friday, October 27,  Meeting #36

  1. Read Chapter 12, “West Comes East,” from “…the land of the Moghuls” to “…and finally subservient to them.” (pp 230-232 in paperback).
  2. Refining Your Concept Map comparing Islamic & European Intellectual & Scientific Developments

3.     View Syriana

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 12, from “…and finally subservient to them” To “…the new Iranian national bank.”  (pp 232-238 in paperback).
  2. Paper Project #3: due Friday, February 13

 

WEEK #10

 

Monday, October 30    Meeting #37

  1. Read Chapter 12, from “…the new Iranian national bank” to “…the “Great Game” went on.”  (pp 238-241 in paperback).
  2. Lecture #20.b (Chapter 12), “West Comes East—Europe Colonizes the Middle World”
  3. Work on Paper Project #3 (due Friday, February 13)

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 12, from “…the “Great Game” went on” to the end of Chapter 12  (pp 241-246 in paperback).
  2. In-Class Essay Test Wednesday, February 12

 

Tuesday, October 31, Meeting #38

  1. Read Chapter 12, from the start of Chapter 13 to “…to reforming and reviving Islam.”  (5 pages--pp 247-252 in paperback).
  2. Lecture #21 (Chapter 13), “Revival & Reform”
  3. In-Class Review for Wednesday’s Essay Exam.

Homework:

  1. Read Chapter 13 from the start of “Wahabbism” to “…as Lawrence of Arabia found his way to that desert.”  (6 pages--pp 252-257 in paperback).

 

 

Wednesday, November 1, Meeting #39

1.     Read Chapter 13 from “…two Islamic concepts: shura and ijma” to the end of Chapter 13, “…he roamed so restlessly.” (5 pages, pp 263-268 in paperback.)

2.     Preparation for Paper #3—Analysis & Synthesis--Research historic influences on current events.

3.     Lecture #22a (Chapter 14), “Industry, Constitutions, & Nationalism,”

Homework:

1.     Read Chapter 14, from the beginning of the chapter to “…became a competitive asset.” (4 pages, pp 269-273 in paperback).

 

 

 

Thursday, November 2,  Meeting #40

1.     In-Class Essay Exam—Focus: Analyzing the Differences in Intellectual Thought in Islam & Early Modern Europe.

Homework:

1.  Read Chapter 13 from The Aligarh Movement: Secular Modernism” to  “…two Islamic concepts: shura and ijma.” (5 pages--pp 257-263 in paperback).

2. Paper #3 due next Friday, February 21:  How are the three great Islamic reform movements that arose in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—Wahhabism, the Aligarh (Secularist) Movement, and Islamist Modernism—different from one another?  How do their influences remain powerful today?

 

 

Friday, November 3    Meeting #41

1.     Read Chapter 14, from “…became a competitive asset” to “…a revelation-based manual for getting into heaven.” (3 pages, pp 273-276 in paperback.)

2.     Lecture #22b (Chapter 14), “Industry, Constitutions, & Nationalism”

3.     Preparation for Paper #3—Analysis & Synthesis--Research historic influences on current events.

Homework:

1.     A Bigger Reading Weekend: Read by Tuesday, Chapter 14, from “…a revelation-based manual for getting into heaven” to “…Most of them returned to Europe, and the first ayilah petered out.” (9 pages, pp 276-285 in paperback).

2.     Paper #3 due next Friday, February 21:  How are the three great Islamic reform movements that arose in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—Wahhabism, the Aligarh (Secularist) Movement, and Islamist Modernism—different from one another?  How do their influences remain powerful today?

 

 

WEEK #11

Monday, November 6    Meeting #42

1.     In-Class Reading from “…Most of them returned to Europe, and the first ayilah petered out” to “…forces of Europe pressing from outside” (pp 285-288 in paperback)

2.     Lecture #22c Nationalism—“The Ottoman Empire & World War I”

3.     In-class work on Paper #3

 

Homework:

1.     Reading from “…forces of Europe pressing from outside” to “…This was the European theater.” (pp 289-294) in paperback.

2.     Work on Paper #3

 

 

Tuesday, November 7    Meeting #43

1.     In-Class Reading from  “…This was the European theater” to the end of Chapter 14. (pp 295-299 in paperback)

2.     Lecture #23, Rise of the Secular Modernists”  Chapter 15

3.     In-class work on Paper #3

 

Homework:

1.     Reading from the beginning of Chapter 15, “Rise of the Secular Modernists” to “Or so it seemed.” (pp 301-306 in paperback) 

 

 

Wednesday, November 8    Meeting #44

1.     In-Class Reading from “Or so it seemed.” To “It’s not the heat, it’s the cupidity.” (pp 306-309 in paperback) Chapter 15

2.     Finish Lecture #24, “The Crisis of Modernity” Chapter 16

3.     In-class work on Paper #3

 

Homework:

1.     Work on your paper

 

 

Thursday, November 9    Meeting #45

1.     In-Class Reading from “It’s not the heat, it’s the cupidity.” To the end of Chap 15 (pp 309-316 in paperback) “Rise of the Secular Modernists”

2.     Lecture #25, “The Tide Turns” Chapter 17

3.     Setting Up the Final Project

 

Homework:

1.     Prepare for your final project: Read all of Chapter 16, “The Crisis of Modernity,” (pp 317-328 in paperback) by Monday.

 

                       

Monday, November 13

1.     In-Class Reading from beginning of Chapter 17, “The Tide Turns,” to ”…not much good in the end even for Israel.” (pp 329-333 in paperback)

2.     Netflix:  “The Square” Documentary on Tahrir Square

3.     Lecture  #24, “The Tide Turns,”

4.     Work on your Final Paper Project

 

Homework:

1.     Read Chapter 17 from ”…not much good in the end even for Israel.” To “no political participation in their country’s transformation.”  (pp 333-337 in paperback)

2.     Work on your Final Paper Project

 

 

Tuesday, November 14  

1.     In-Class Reading Chapter 17, from “no political participation in their country’s transformation.”  To “…religious zealots loyal to him.” (pp 337-341 in paperback).

2.     Skype in…Study PowerPoint for Lecture  #24, “The Tide Turns,”

3.     Netflix:  “The Square” Documentary on Tahrir Square

 

Homework:

1.     Read Chapter 17  from “…religious zealots loyal to him.” to the end of Chapter 17. (pp 341-347 in paperback)

 

 

Wednesday, November 15

1.     In-Class Reading (pp 306-309 in paperback)

2.     Lecture #25, “Since 9/11”

3.     Netflix:  “The Square” Documentary on Tahrir Square

 

Homework:

1.     Read Chapter 17 (pp 349-357 in paperback)