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Video Information and Comprehension Questions

Religion and Culture 3-pack

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.

Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • As the second largest religion in the world, Islam draws followers from almost every continent. As you watch the program, note the origins of Islam and how it spread from the Middle East to Africa and Europe.
  • What do Muslims have in common regardless of where they live?
Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • What are the five pillars of Islam? Discuss why Mecca and Medina are considered Islam's holiest cities.
  • What cities or regions are sacred for other religions?
  • Analyze why religions regard certain locations as holy.
Suggested activity
Create a color-coded poster that has two maps of the world. On the first map, show regions where Islam flourished in the 10th to 12th centuries. On the second map, indicate countries where Islam is currently the major religion.