1) This week we have been using a lot of new vocabulary. Here is a glossary for you revise.
- trade: swap/exchange; can refer to selling/buying goods.
- caravan: a company/group of traders travelling together.
- missionary: a person sent abroad by a church/religious group to work.
- merchant: a person who buys and sells lots of goods.
- polytheism: belief in several/many gods.
- monotheism: belief in one God.
- pilgrimage: journey, usually to a religious place.
- territory: a plot/an area of land that belongs to someone.
- diverse: having variety/differences.
- peninsula: specific, narrow strip of land.
- conquest: the act of taking an area/place.
- hub: the central/most important part of a place.
- goods: valuable items/products that people sell.
Caliph (khalifa): the chief Muslim civil and religious ruler, regarded as the successor of Muhammad (PBUH).
Caliphate: area ruled by Muslim civil and religious leader.
dynasty: a line of hereditary rulers of a country.
Can you spot which countries the trade routes included?
What kinds of things do you think were traded? Why?
Ibn - Sina
3) Who was Ibn-Sina? Can you remember the facts you'd researched about him in ICT this week?