Viking games 2
Viking games 1
Vikings timeline activity
8th and 9th Century Baghdad
This is the topic you would have been studying this term in school. There are some things for you to find out and watch if you click on the link below. Make sure you have permission from your parents to watch the YouTube links.
Use the PowerPoint to help you research about how Baghdad became the capital of Early Islamic Civilisation. Why do you think Baghdad was chosen to be capital? What made it an ideal place to built a great city? What was the land used for? Remember our land use lesson in geography.
We will look at some of the main scholars and inventors in the coming days/weeks.
Subject specific vocabulary
Early Islamic scholars
Early Islamic scholars worksheet
Making a pinhole camera
Have a look at these videos of children being inventors! Think about what you could invent. Why would you need to invent something? You need a problem before you can think of an invention. Have a look around the house and think about what you could make better and how. Your invention does not need to be something entirely new but could just be a case of adapting something which already exists. Send in your ideas on our website and if you want to challenge yourself why not record yourself presenting your idea just like the children in the video. This is called a pitch. Good luck!!
What Baghdad would have looked like
Another of the scholars we will look at is Al-Khwarizmi. He was a mathematician and is considered to be the father of algebra. He used roman numerals and simplified it to make the number system that we use today e.g. the number 88 in roman numeral is LXXXVIII. Which one do you think is easier to work with? Why not try doing some column addition and subtraction using both systems?
Have a look at some of these fun facts about Al-Khwarizmi