Odds are good that some of your students are Muslim and observe Ramadan. Do all your students know what Ramadan is about? This Digital Library Lesson teaches students basics about Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, and Islam.
*:* This lesson was written by a non-Muslim librarian, but the author has done all she can to ensure the authenticity of the information. It is thoroughly-researched and includes source information in the notes section of each slide. A sensitivity reader (who is Muslim) also checked the lesson for .
: Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents
This 65-slide lesson is completely editable in Google Slides and PowerPoint, and includes:
- All text is ; you choose which slides you want to use.
- 20 slides are for the guided lesson and/or class discussion of Ramadan.
- that are great for extending lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
- Recommended Reads (1 slide/page)
- All in the presentation are also listed on a separate “Recommended Reads” list.
- The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for high-quality, interesting books related to the theme of Ramadan and Islam.
- All titles were selected specifically for Grades K-6 and received positive professional reviews.
- of how I have used themed library lessons like this one for story time on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
- Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
- Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings for (2 pages, PDF)
- and lesson plan (2 pages)
- Elementary Library Lesson Plan in PDF format, aligned to:
- 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
- National Common Core ELA Standards, and
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
20 Library Lesson / Class Discussion Slides include:
- slide and how-to sign link (“religion”)
- Introduction to religion, Islam, and holy days, with emphasis on how major world religions are the same and different.
- Information about Ramadan, fasting, mosques, iftar, and Eid al-Fitr
- Three (3) discussion questions about etiquette for non-Muslims: Should you offer your fasting friend food? Should you eat food in front of your friend who is fasting? Should you go to iftar if invited?
- Every slide in the presentation is , high-resolution clipart and photos.
39 Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:
- Fun facts and trivia about Islam, Mecca, iftar, suhoor, chewing gum, hijab, Muslim foods, breaking the fast, mosques around the world, and hajj
- 14 visual booktalks; all feature Muslim characters and customs.
- Vocabulary words: fasting and pilgrimage
- This week’s birthdays, weekly and daily agenda slides.
AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.
- Inquire – A.1. – A.2.
- Include – A.3.
- Explore – A.1. – A.2.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
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Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) –
© Copyright 2019 Texas Education Agency.
- TEKS LA.2.5.
- TEKS LA.3.5.
- TEKS LA.4.5.
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