March 7

My Egypt Project!

Technology: We made cardboard modals of a sundial, a wheel, a ramp, and a lever.  Jacob found some information on these models: The wheel was a very important piece of technology in Egypt. They used it for moving things across country. They also used it for carriages and chariots.

The sundial was very important because it was new and helped keep things organized. It told them what time it was and it helped them with travel, because they had dates and they had to do things.

Religion:We made buttons for people to push and then put signs up for them to read and look at. I found the information for that: These two types of faiths share a historical and traditional connection. The two faiths also share a common origin in the Middle East and the Muslims (from the Islamic faith) consider Christians (the Jews) to be People of the Book. Belief in the Injil (the original Gospel of Jesus) is an important part of Islamic theology, although Muslims view the current Gospels as altered. This shared faiths extend even further, with the Islamic Prophet Muhammad instructing Muslims to protect the Christian faith from attackers after treaties of peace have been signed, such as in the document called the Achtiname of Muhammad. Islam and Christianity share the twin commandments of the paramount importance of loving God and loving one’s neighbor, although the interpretations of these statements differ between the two traditions, and, indeed, vary between all three Abrahamic religions.

Muhammad was born in about 570 CE in the Arabian city of Mecca. He was orphaned at a young age and lived with his uncle Abu Talib. Later he worked mostly as a merchant, as well as a shepherd, and was first married at age 25. Being in the habit of periodically retreating to a cave in the surrounding mountains for several nights of seclusion and prayer, he later reported that it was there, at age 40, that he was visited by Gabriel and received his first revelation from God. Three years after this event Muhammad started preaching these revelations publicly, proclaiming that “God is One“, that complete “surrender” to Him is the only way acceptable to God, and that he himself was a prophet and messenger of God, in the same vein as other Islamic prophets. Muhammad gained few followers early on, and was met with hostility from some Meccan tribes. He died June 8, 632 CE.








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