Saturday, October 29, 2011

Islam Investigation! - Qur'an and Sunnah

Students investigate the history of the religion of Islam through a series of research and cross-curricular language arts and world geography activities on (our online classroom).  For each sub-standard of the Islam 7.2 state standard, students visit an interactive page that guides them through related web sites, videos, maps, and more!  Then, students use their learning to participate in message boards and debates within each page.  Finally, students are challenged to create a final piece of their learning for that standard that exemplifies what they have learned! See examples of the process and final pieces below for 7.2.3 standard on the Qur'an and Sunnah:

7.2.3  Qur'an and Sunnah
Students learn the importance of the Qur'an and Sunnah in teaching the religion of Islam to Muslims through guided web sites and a PowerPoint presentation.  

Since the Qur'an and Sunnah are written in Arabic, students then share one Muslim rule they learned on a message board in both English and Arabic! Before they share, they must translate it into Arabic using Google Translate.

Students finally research in depth the Five Pillars of Islam and create a brochure showcasing what they have learned:

The student brochure above is an interactive brochure with links to websites for each picture.  If you click on the prayer picture it directs you to this link below:

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