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Teachers’ Notes: Lessons for Cities of Light, Study of Medieval Spain
Student Handout iv: Biographies of Experts Appearing in Cities of Light
Maps
1: Vocabulary Lesson for Cities of Light

2: Viewer’s Guide for Cities of Light
3: Reading a Historical Map Sequence
4: Timeline of Medieval Spain
5: Cities of Light: Viewer’s Guide Discussion Questions
6a: Factors Contributing to Tolerance and Intolerance in the History of Al-Andalus
6b: Synectics: Concluding Activity on Al-Andalus
6c: Roundtable on Applying the Film’s Message to Our Times 
7: The Geography of the Islamic Empire and Al-Andalus
8: Historical Background: The Abrahamic Faiths
9: Achievements and Contributions of Al-Andalus: Exploration of Material Culture and Science
10: Andalusian Poetry
11: Legacies and Transfers: Story of the Transfer of Knowledge from Islamic Spain to Europe
12: Will the Real El Cid Please Stand Up?
13: Analyzing Secondary Sources: How Do Modern Historians Assess Islamic Spain's Significance
"Magic Squares" Interactive Grid - Exploring Material Culture and Sciences in Al-Andalus
The Sword - Historical Fiction

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