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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 2: "The Growth of Islam"

In this unit your child will study the origins and growth of Islam, one of the world's major religions. Your child will explore the effects of geography on the desert communities where Islam began, discover Islam's close ties to Judaism and Christianity, and learn that Islam also follows the teachings of the prophet Muhammad.

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Chapter 3 The Roots of Islam

Chapter 4 The Empire of Islam

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