Playing a game of chess
Chess is an game that was very popular in the Islamic Empire. The game of chess has not changed very much since the time of the Mamluks and Fatimids. Chess was probably invented in India, and comes from earlier games that people played in China, but it was super popular in the medieval Islamic Empire.
What about a human chess game?
You could do a simple chess project just by teaching the rules of chess and playing some games of chess. Or, for something more exciting (but it would take a lot longer!), you could hold a life-size human chess game. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You could use chalk to draw the board on the playground.
Birth of the Chess Queen : A History, by Marilyn Yalom (2004). How the game of chess changed from West Asia to Europe.
Arab Falconry: History of a Way of Life, by Roger Upton (2002).
Al-Mansur’s Book on Hunting, by Sir Terence Clark and Muawiya Derhalli