Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Ramadan, and supports the standard of understanding the beliefs, practices, and surrounding culture of this holy time. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Ask students:

  • What traditions do you practice with your family?
  • What are some of your favorite celebrations?

Step 2: BUILD BACKGROUND

  • Read aloud the description on the Ramadan topic page
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Have students read one of the Related Reading articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: ENGAGE

Students express what they learned about Ramadan while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.  

  • Make-a-Movie: Produce a news story that describes Ramadan by answering this question: What are the different rituals and celebrations practiced throughout the day during Ramadan? 
  • Make-a-Map: Make a concept map identifying the virtues embraced during Ramadan and explaining how they are practiced.
  • Creative Coding: Code a digital museum exhibit featuring symbols and artifacts to represent the virtues and practices of Ramadan.

Step 4: APPLY & ASSESS 

Apply: Students complete the Ramadan Worksheet, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Assess: Wrap up the lesson with the Ramadan Quiz

Step 5: EXTEND LEARNING

Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of diverse beliefs and traditions with these topics: Religion, Winter Holidays, and New Year’s.

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