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Lesson on Festival of Ramadan

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Topic: Lesson on Festival of Ramadan

Learning Outcomes

Children will be enabled to:

  • Communicate the context and cultural significance of Ramadan
  • Demonstrate the reason behind the timing and duration of Ramadan
  • Create a video highlighting what Ramadan is like to experience

 

Introduction

I will open a chart or whiteboard slide to brainstorm from previous knowledge on Islam and add a new slide with ‘Ramadan’ written in the middle. I will ask the class for their ideas and suggestions for what they think Ramadan involves or what it is.  (5 mins)

Development

Having gone through what they know I will reiterate to them the Ramadan is a period of fasting for Muslims, where they must observe strict rules of fasting during daylight hours. I will ask them to think of any other religions that have similar practices i.e.(Christianity and Lent). (3 mins)

I will then ask the children to open up a pre-prepared slideshow that I will have posted on Google Classroom. This slideshow is a combination and edit of two different slideshows downloaded from the website Twinkl. We will go through the first part of the slideshow that goes through some facts about Ramadan and discuss these as a whole class. (8 mins)

We will then look at the rest of the slides which highlight the experience of a Muslim child during Ramadan. We will discuss these and I will have prepared some guided questions to keep the discussion on task. (5 mins)

I will then split the class into groups and the children will have to come up with a drama based on them experiencing Ramadan. They will have to plan the drama out on a Chromebook, or iPad. They can record or film their drama. When finished they will upload both the plan and video to the Google classroom page or their drive. I will walk around the class and observe and assist the children as they complete this task.(20 mins)

Plenary

We will add a new slide to our brainstorming chart with ‘Ramadan’ written in the middle. The children will have the opportunity to give me contributions on what they now know about Ramadan and we will compare this to the one completed at the start of the lesson. 

For a follow on task for class or homework the children will have to complete their own Ramadan story where they will have to imagine they are a Muslim child during Ramadan. I will tell them they can complete it as a narrative story or a series of diary entries. They will type this and upload it when finished to the class Google Classroom page.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

The children will make use of:

  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Chromebooks
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Slides
  • iPads

This lesson is based on the having use of Chromebooks and the access to google classroom. It can similarly be adapted without these.

 

 

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Islam&Ramadan

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Topic: Islam&Ramadan

Learning Outcomes

 

The children will;

*have basic understanding of Islam

*become informed about 5 pillars of Islam

*become aware of Ramadan (fasting from dawn to dusk, exceptions, Hajj, forgiveness)

 

Introduction

 

 

Development

*Ask the children to create a 30 day month of kindness calendar on a shared document of google documents.

*Discuss the different acts of kindness and how they would help us  to become more grateful in our lives

*children create google form to quiz  peers on their learning

 

Plenary

*Share the calendars with others groups via the interactive whiteboard

*Complete google form to assess learning

 

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Shared google documents

powerpoint

google forms

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Ramadan

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Topic: Ramadan

Learning Outcomes

To be able to describe how Ramadan is observed.

To be able to describe how the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated.

 

Introduction

Introduce the idea of fasting and how it is observed in different religions.

Watch the youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTMQsK2sM_Q

Pair work to discuss why Muslim people may fast during Ramadan.

Create a list of reasons from these discussions and display on the board.

Development

Children given the resources (coloured paper, scissors, glue/tape) to make 30 strips of coloured paper. These are to represent the 30 days of Ramadan (some years may be 29). The strips can be decorated by each child. These strips are then constructed into a paper chain and hung up around the classroom. The children remove one link from the chain each day to show the progression through the days of Ramadan.

Plenary

The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival of the breaking of the fast, is introduced and discussed as the end of Ramadan draws near. Examples are shared of the clothes, meals and celebrations involved and of the tradition of going to the Mosque to pray.

The children design and create their own cards and include the greeting Eid Mubarak in both English and in Arabic script.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

The use of the youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTMQsK2sM_Q discussing fasting in religion.

This can form the beginning and end of a series of lessons at the time of Ramadan.