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What Is the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. 10-5-05 (Updated 6-13-14) Google Questions tags: Islam, Muslims, Shiites, Sunnis by HNN Staff Related Links The Islam religion was founded by Mohammed in the seventh century.

What Is the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims

In 622 he founded the first Islamic state, a theocracy in Medina, a city in western Saudi Arabia located north of Mecca. There are two branches of the religion he founded. The Sunni branch believes that the first four caliphs--Mohammed's successors--rightfully took his place as the leaders of Muslims. Shiites, in contrast, believe that only the heirs of the fourth caliph, Ali, are the legitimate successors of Mohammed. Another difference between Sunnis and Shiites has to do with the Mahdi, “the rightly-guided one” whose role is to bring a just global caliphate into being.

Insightful Interaction. The United Nations. Research and DebateIn two teams, you will research and be ready to discuss the following question:-Has the UN been successful to promote a more peaceful world?

The United Nations

When preparing for your debate, look for data to support or refute the above statement. Here are a few places to find a little more information just to start:Check out the United Nations website. There is a plethora of information regarding policy, history and even current reports with infographics. Take some time to also read the "UN at a Glance" page. After 8 centuries, rats exonerated in spread of Black Death. Gerbils implicated. A gerbil (Rodrique Ngowi/AP) After nearly eight centuries of accusations for spreading the bubonic plague, scientists say they have compelling evidence to exonerate the much-maligned black rat.

After 8 centuries, rats exonerated in spread of Black Death. Gerbils implicated.

In the process, they’ve identified a new culprit: gerbils. It’s always the cute ones you have to watch out for, isn’t it? World History Open Content. Podcasts and Downloads - A History of the World in 100 Objects. Echoesandreflections. Haunting photos of World War I reveal how little Europe has changed in 100 years. The numbers reveal the horror of the Great War: Sixty-five million soldiers fought.

Haunting photos of World War I reveal how little Europe has changed in 100 years

Nine million killed in combat. Nearly 20 million wounded. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the conflict that reshaped Europe, redefined international power structures, introduced the U.S. as a global superpower and fundamentally changed the role government played in people’s everyday lives. Photographer Peter Macdiarmid collected modern photos from around Europe and overlaid World War I-era images, giving a sense of how much–and how little–has changed since the War to end all Wars.

The town hall and belfry of Arras, France is seen from the main square in this archive photo of destruction wrought during WWI. The date of the photo is unknown, but the belfry was destroyed on October 21, 1914. Basilica of Notre-Dame de Brebieres in Albert, France stands at the center of this 1915 photo. A French soldier walks through the ruins of Verdun, France after a German bombing In 1916. Donald Duck’s Bad Nazi Dream (1942) Motion_picture_analysis_worksheet. Lesson Plans: The Great War in Global Context. • Skip Navigation • Skip to main content.

Lesson Plans: The Great War in Global Context

Indus Valley Civilization. Bridging World History. Versailles 3D, Created by Google, Gives You an Impressive Tour of Louis XIV’s Famous Palace. History by Era. Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History. Common Core offers an incentive for teachers to use historic documents to build literacy skills in a content area while empowering students to be the historian in the classroom.

Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History

But document-based (DBQ) instruction in this context requires four key elements to be successful: The right documents. Knowing how to look at them. Letting students discover their own patterns, then asking students to describe, compare and defend what they found. Basing the task on enduring questions, the kind that students might actually want to answer. I've assigned my pre-service social studies methods class the task of designing some DBQs and I assembled a list of some of my favorite sources for finding historic documents in World History. All these sites feature good search engines and the ability to download documents for use in classroom projects.

Musicians and an acrobat, Smithfield Decretals (Brit. Title: Weighing Cotton, Bombay Creator: Johnson, William; Henderson, William Date: ca. 1855-1862. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. Global Connections . Religion. The Islamic tradition recognizes many of the Jewish and Christian prophets, including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (although he is not considered to be the son of God).

Global Connections . Religion

Many non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Muhammad is the equivalent of Jesus in the Islamic tradition; in fact, it is the Quran that stands in the same central position in Islam as Jesus does in Christianity. Muhammad himself is not divine, but a prophet chosen by God to deliver his message and an example of piety to emulate. Jews and Christians are specifically protected in the Quran as Peoples of the Book, reinforcing their spiritual connection to Islam by virtue of having been given revelations from God.

The Islamic legal tradition has upheld the rights of Jews and Christians to maintain their beliefs and practices within their communities in Islamic lands, and this policy of tolerance has generally been upheld. Back to top Related sites.