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At a time when ninety-nine percent of the Christian people were wholly illiterate, the Islamic city of Cordova had eight hundred public schools, and there was not a village within the limits of the empire where the blessings of education could not be enjoyed by the children of the most indigent peasant ...
  S.P. Scott in The History of the Islamic Empire in Europe  
     
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Islamic Spain, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Reconquista are standard topics in world history, world geography, and world cultures in middle and high schools at the national and state levels.

UPF offers teachers the opportunity to enhance students' understanding of Medieval Spain by offering them quality resources.

UPF identified a team of educators to develop 13 lesson plans for Cities of Light that meet specific national teaching standards. This lesson packet aims to make use and comprehension of the documentary film more productive in the classroom. The lessons are also intended for elective courses on world or comparative religions.

This website also provides other resources, such as commonly used terminology of the period, related website links and recommended readings. There is also a site map, to provide additional reference material for you on Islamic Spain.


FREE Cities of Light DVD for Social Studies
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The United States Institute of Peace is funding this special opportunity as part of a research effort to explore students' understanding of tolerance and pluralism through the lens of world history, using segments of the Cities of Light film.

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