Enter The Virtual Classroom and explore how the rich cultural heritage of Islam has contributed to your daily life.
- How did the Muslims develop the paper industry after contact with the Chinese?
- Where did the idea of a three-course meal come from?
- What are the origins of words like coffee, tulip and magazine?
- Who drew one of the first scientific maps of the world?
Through the Quest for Knowledge quiz, a concoction of clues, riddles and questions, and by interacting with the chemistry set, dictionary and white board, you will uncover how the work of historical Muslim figures advanced the fields of science, medicine, mathematics, architecture, music and the arts.
Enter the Virtual Classroom
The Virtual Classroom is a celebration of knowledge and learning; a celebration of scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs; a celebration of the legacy of Islam. The Virtual Classroom aims to provide schools with material related to Islam, Muslim History and Culture; a resource to develop dialogue and understanding, promote religious tolerance and respect for diversity.
Based on a learner-centred paradigm and through a variety of interactive techniques, it also presents pupils with an opportunity to reflect on the importance of learning in the development of the individual and advancement of society.
The Virtual Classroom is a six-stage project and stage one was launched on 3rd November 2003 by Secretary of State for Education and Skills Charles Clarke, during Islam Awareness Week.