Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Across the Centuries

Lesson at a Glance
Chapter 3, Lesson 3: Early Islam (pp. 65-68)

The Big Idea
Framework Concept: Concept and Change The first three caliphs spread Islam far and wide, conquering new lands and creating a huge Muslim empire. However, the problem of how to choose caliphs caused a civil war and split Muslims into two groups, Shiites and Sunnis.

Lesson Outline
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