Days (Phase 4)
Festival Days, each group will present a research project from an
extensive list. These projects require you to complete several
interesting tasks which will culminate in a group presentation of your
choosing during “Festival.” You will possibly decide to serve food
from the Islamic world, play Middle-Eastern music, present a Middle
Eastern dance, explain and wear Middle-Eastern clothing, or do any one
of many different options. This presentation is not only a good peer
teaching experience for you, it is also great fun and, likely,
will become a major part of your
grade during ISLAM.
[So, if Johnny
decides not to get on his hands and knees and pray to Allah or fast
during his lunch, he gets an F?]
Bowl (Phase 5)
will have one final chance to collect direct dirhems by competing
against rival groups during the Islamic Bowl—a sort of
World Series of Islamic knowledge.
Here you review the knowledge you have learned in the last three
weeks, as well as help your group gain enough dirhems to complete your
pilgrimage and win the race. This final activity reviews information
which will be used during a possible final test on Islam. (A unit test
consisting of questions based on those asked during the Islamic Bowl
activity, plus possibly an essay question or two, ends the unit.)
you will have several important responsibilities. Working in your
group as a responsible member is
important to you and your group. Attendance, punctuality, and
sharing group work all help to insure you and your group a good
experience. Dressing as a Muslim and
trying to be involved will increase your learning and enjoyment.
Finally, trying your best at all tasks will
guarantee you an excellent grade and
a more enjoyable time.
bribery, threats, and peer pressure all rolled into one! Sheesh!]
Muslims during the time of Prophet Muhammad,
you will be affected by Bulletin Cards which will aid or hinder your
progress on your pilgrimage. You could be attacked by a rival tribe,
misdirected by a “jinn” (devil),
or confronted by a severe dust storm. You could sell a valuable cargo,
make a pilgrimage to Mecca, or host a dignitary. Whatever you
experience, you should find this simulation to be exciting and
With so much information,
what is important? Your teacher and group members will help you
organize the key information you need to truly understand Islamic
culture. Given the historical and present-day importance of the
Islamic World, it is very important that you ask questions if you
don’t understand something brought up in this unit.
[A picture of
a crowd of Muslims and Westerners walking together toward fanciful
Arabic style buildings is shown with the caption:] “Today the Arab
world is not isolated; it is inter-related with other countries
throughout the globe.”
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Introduction "You will
3. Islamic names children
chose to "become Muslims"
5. Glossary2 Muhammad
factually defined as "Prophet of God"
Quran/Koran - Children to
define its teachings into their life today
Verses from the Qur'an
obvious brainwashing strategy!
Lesson 2 Preview - directs children to write that the Quran
is Allah's words!
Lesson 2 Summary -
"The Life of the Prophet"
Islam History -
more beliefs given as facts