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Young scholars explore the Five Pillars of Islam. In this Muslim beliefs lesson, students watch video clips and research selected websites about the Five Pillars. Young scholars complete worksheets and create posters about the duties of Muslims.
Students gain insight into how and when Islam was spread to various regions from the 7th century to today. They are able to identify and asses the importance of cultural and political factors in the spread of Islam and the effect it has on the global society today.
In order to better understand Muslim civilization, culture, and politics one must first familiarize themselves on the 5 Pillars of Islam, ideas which dominate much of Muslim societal and cultural norms. Provide your learners with a global perspective and allow them to explore a different way of life. They will view 5 videos and explore 3 websites to make a poster describing basic Muslim beliefs. Videos, web links, and teacher resources are all included!
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover the Sudiata's Legacy and examine the five pillars of Islam.
Students work in groups to read and answer questions about the pillars of Islam, copying the worksheet and taking down notes in the appropriate column. They then share what they have learned in their original groups completing worksheets as they discuss.
In this Islam worksheets, students respond to 13 short answer questions based on the Five Pillars of Islam. Students may access the noted Web site to research answers.
Students view a teacher created Powerpoint presentation on Islamic Art designed to introduce the major categories of design. Students work in small groups with sorting cards containing pictures of Islamic art. They practice classifying the cards into the categories. Answers are compared and discussed.
Students examine examples of Islamic Art to identify shapes and patterns. Using the internet, they research the history of Islam and the reasons behind using the shapes they do in their art. They develop their own piece of art making sure to use symmetry and present to the class.
Students examine the Hajj preformed by the Muslims. They discover the five pillars of Islam and the Koran. They examine the major differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Students explore the basic elements of Islamic art and create their own artistic calligraphy. In this Islamic art lesson, students discuss calligraphy and watch a video about Islamic art. Students complete a response sheet for the video and an online text for the topic. Students work in groups to further their study of the Islamic art of calligraphy online. Students teach each other about the art, sketch an example of the Tughra, practice the Arabic alphabet, and create their own calligraphy.
Students research the pillars of Islam. In this lesson on the Islamic religion, students work in groups to find information on one of the five pillars of Islam. Students present their information to the class, and then compare and contrast the Muslim faith and practices to those of Christians.
Students recognize that different groups of people have celebrations unique to them. They identify countries on a map where Islam is a dominant religion. They demonstrate their understanding of fasting and abstinence.
Students explore the Islamic faith and the definition of salat. In this prayer instructional activity students differentiate between formal and personal Muslim prayer and reflect on the importance of rituals and traditions.
Seventh graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali and Songhay. In groups, they explore the trade routes and the spread of Islam. Using the internet, textbook and other sources, 7th graders collect information and write a summary of their findings. Group presentations are created and presented.
Students create a monogram, based of the idea of a Turkish Tughra. They examine the connection between writing for communication and writing as an art form. They explore the vocabulary related to the use of art media in the classroom.
Middle schoolers examine the various forms of Islamic Art. Using the art, they identify the basic elements and research its history and style of calligraphy. They create a piece of art based on information they collected and demonstrate religious concepts found in Islam.
You've just clicked on a very brief review concerning the spread of Islam. Abu Bakr, Muhammad, The Qur'an, and Jihad are all very quickly covered. A perfect presentation if you'd like to remind your learners about key points prior to a test.
Providing a thorough outline in the first few slides, this presentation takes viewers through the history and characteristics of Islam. Especially helpful are the slides that clear up common misconceptions about Islam, such as the meaning of "jihad" and the Qu'ran's true message on the conduct of war. The presentation also details the scientific contributions of the Muslim people.
Ninth graders explore the different ways people celebrate their religions. In this Religion lesson, 9th graders examine the basics of Islam. Students create a handout on a specific topic about Islam.
Presenting both a thorough scope of the foundations of Islam, as well as a question about Islam in America after 9/11, this slideshow provides a comprehensive outline of the background and five pillars of Islam. Viewers will walk away feeling enlightened about a culture they might not have previously understood.