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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

Family Traditions

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Honor family traditions with a activity that examines the variety of winter celebrations. Class members discuss their family's traditions then complete a cut-and-paste practice page in which they match a picture to the name of a holiday....
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Unit Plan
Curated OER

Arabia: Educator's Resource and Activity Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th
MacGillivray Freeman's film Arabia presents viewers with remarkable images and insights into this ancient and mysterious land. An educator's guide is designed to provided teachers with the materials they need to support a showing of the...
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Unit Plan
Northern Ireland Curriculum

Festivals: Learning for Life and Work

For Students K - 12th
How do different communities celebrate special occasions? After researching celebrations in their countries, class members investigate other festivals like those associated with Ramadan, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Easter,...
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Unit Plan
Smithsonian Institution

Arts of the Islamic World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learn more about the history and five pillars of Islam with an extensive resource that focuses on the religion's connection to art. Focusing on calligraphy, textiles, and architecture, the packet illustrates the beauty of the artistic...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Five Pillars of Islam

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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...
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Let's Celebrate Kwanzaa!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learn more about Kwanzaa with a celebratory lesson. As learners analyze My First Kwanzaa Book by Debbi Chocolate, they compare and contrast the celebration to other holiday traditions they know about. Next, they prepare and play a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Dates From Tree to Table

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research the date palm and its role in desert life and Islamic beliefs. They study the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, the festival that follows. Afterward, they visually represent their findings by integrating...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Let's Celebrate Christmas!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the celebration of Christmas as part of an investigation into the multicultural experiences of celebrating holidays. The story written by Richard Paul Evans, "The Light of Christmas" provides the basis for the exploration.
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Lesson Plan
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Celebrate Hanukkah!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Pupils listen to a book about Hanukkah and compare it to other holidays such as Diwali and Ramadan. They create candles using construction paper and cellophane and decorate the room for Hanukkah.
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Lesson Plan
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Let's Celebrate Diwali!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students utilize several short readings to investigate a variety of multicultural celebrations. The two key celebrations of Diwali and the Festival of Lights provide the background for the exploration.
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Lesson Plan
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Let's Celebrate Ramadan!

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the holiday of Ramadam. They listen to stories, create a class penny jar to collect pennies to give to a charity, and write a class letter to parents explaining about Ramadan and the penny jar.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Exploring the Spirit of Islam, Ramadan, and the Hajj

For Teachers 9th
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. 
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Islam - Ramadan, What is Ramadan?

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Ramadan learning exercise, students fill in the blank of a four paragraph text that illustrates their knowledge on the holy month. There is a word bank provided.
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Writing
Curated OER

Islam - Ramadan, Newspaper Article - Writing Frame

For Students 7th - 9th
In this newspaper article writing frame worksheet, students report on the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Students must write a solid headline, describe the significance of the special month to Muslims and maintain appropriate news...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Let's Celebrate Ramadan!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners explore and study about Ramadan. They list what already know about celebrations, listen to a variety of books, compare/contrast various celebrations and create a project for each lesson. Each student assesses Kidspiration on the...
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December Holidays:Create A Comparison Chart

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
How are Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, and Ramadan similar? How are they different? Learners research the different December holiday celebrations around the world and compare the dates, symbols, countries, foods, and stories...
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Lesson Plan
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Growth of Islam

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students participate in a simulated student exchange program assigned to live with a Muslin family in Damascus. They create a scrapbook of information from Internet resources about their experience, reflecting daily life, religion and...
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Benne Cakes and Other Holiday Recipes

For Teachers K - 12th
Benne Cakes, a West African treat packed with sesame seeds for luck, are a featured part of the celebration of Kwanzaa. Young chefs try their hand at crafting these goodies that are sure to enrich your holiday feast. 
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Lesson Plan
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Pause for Thought

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils discover the customs of Ramadan. In this Muslim beliefs lesson, students research the listed Web sites about the history of Ramadan, the evolution of calendars, and the separation of church and state.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Islam - Ramadan, The Month of Ramadan

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Ramadan worksheet, learners illustrate their knowledge of the dates and activities that occur during the Islamic holy month. Students are asked several true/false questions regarding Ramadan as well as fill in the blank responses.
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Worksheet
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Islam--Ramadan

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Ramadan instructional activity, students retell a time that their family and friends celebrated a special occasion together in their own words. Students are encouraged to include their five senses in their descriptions.
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Worksheet
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Selamat Hari Raya! Happy Ramadan! Internet Research

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Ramadan research learning exercise, students go to a specified Internet site to learn about Ramadan. Students fill in the blanks in 10 sentences with words from the word list.
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Organizer
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VENN DIAGRAM: COMPARING RAMADAN AND ANOTHER HOLIDAY

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this Venn Diagram worksheet, students are asked to compare Ramadan with another holiday. The three sections of the Venn Diagram are labeled.
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Lesson Plan
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Let's Celebrate Christmas!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students compare and contrast Christmas with a variety of other holidays. They listen to the books "The Light of Christmas" and "Christmas," and generate a list about Christmas using Kidspiration computer software. Students discuss...