Lesson Plan First 5 min Checking attendance. Filling excellent achievements during the lesson.. Topic :relating o the news Developed by: Manal Abbas and parts of it adapted from TLC website TLC Grade: Ninth Grade 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, collaboration, HOTS( distinguishing different perspectives) Domains: Social interaction - express ideas and opinions, providing in-depth explanations Standard: Pupils interact effectively in English, orally and in writing, in varied social contexts with people from varied linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Purpose of Activity : distinguishing different perspectives Description of Activity: To acknowledge the skill of distinguishing different perspectives and use it to deal with the topic of Islamophobia, Students' Outcomes : Students differentiate between different perspectives and the fact it’s a skill,
Seeing the same things differently How many of your classmates saw the same thing as you did in picture #1? How many of your classmates saw the same thing as you did in picture #2? Why do you think most of you saw different things in the pictures?
Distinguishing different perspectives Everyone seeing the same thing and yet each one seeing it differently is called PERSPECTIVES. We have just learned about distinguishing different perspectives. Let’s use that skill to help us understand our topic.
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Lesson Plan First 5 min Checking attendance. Filling excellent achievements during the lesson.. Topic :Being objective Developed by: Manal Abbas Grade: Ninth Grade 21st Century Skills: critical thinking Purpose of Activity : How to be objective, moderate and control feelings, Description of Activity: Through relating to the news I aim to contain my students feelings and facilitate tolerance and Students' Outcomes Homework : Given by the end of the lesson Teacher's Reflection
Have you seen a cartoon or a video on this topic? Describe it. A note: I am not sharing the abusive movie nor the cartoons because of their offensive nature. We discuss the demonizing imagery verbally. On December 2012 there was a great noise on the news about the abusive film/cartoons on prophet Mohammad. The Muslim world witnessed a large wave of raging protests against it.
Discussion What have you picked up from the news? What have you heard about these cartoons/ film? What is your objective perspective?
In Class Reading (in groups): Read the first three questions of the following article herehere Imagine you are a reporter covering this scoop How would you write about this topic? As a reporter will you mix your feelings while covering the story? Write one paragraph as a reporter
Here is another perspective Watch this videovideo
Questions for Discussion How do you feel about people who insult Prophet Muhammad? What is the Mufti of Egypt suggesting? Do you agree with the Mufti? How do you think a Muslim can defend Prophet Muhammad?
Look up the meanings of this Word List from the dictionarydictionary hatredFreedom of speech trialignoranceHumiliate ProtestsalutationignoranceDiscriminationAbuse abusive toleranceBigotryintoleranceAngerexclude apologyStereotypesProphetAspirationpatience Raise awarenessracismreligionprejudicehope
HW to be handed HERE Search The Word List HERE Find at least three synonyms. Find words under the heading of “diversity” Find at least three antonyms Find words under the heading of “fear”
Lesson Plan First 5 min Checking attendance. Filling excellent achievements during the lesson.. Topic : Islamophobia, Dealing with Rage Developed by: Manal Abbas Grade: Ninth Grade 21st Century Skills: critical thinking Purpose of Activity : To teach Tolerance. Description of Activity: Through relating to the news I aim to contain my students feelings and facilitate tolerance and Students' Outcomes Homework Teacher's Reflection
What do you see? Look at the picture. Describe what you see. Rage is usually a major response on the abusive movies/materials regarding Islam or the prophet. Is there another way? Mention two. Can rage solve any problem? Would rage make the cartoonists/director who abuse Islam stop?
What is Islamophobia? A Definition Read this linklink
Discussion According to the definition, what does it mean to be an Islamophobe? How ignorance and narrow minded people contribute to the spread of Islamophobia? What should Muslims do?
What do you see in these two pictures? Describe them in sentences. What religious affiliation do you see? How would you describe them together? Watch this video this video “It`s A Game” By Sami Yusuf
Listen to the song again.Fill in the missing blanks: (for the whole lyrics click here or see the attached worksheet Where are you in my_________? You feel so _______ but so far When All I want is to ________ Your ________in front of me You make me ______ around Shadows in the _________ Only for the sunrise To ______n my eyes Makes me ______ to my feet Walk around the city streets Hoping that I'll_____you By my side Then I feel your sunlight ________and so bright Feeling I'm in your arms For a while Hours pass like a _____ Moving through the _____ trees Hand in hand you and me With your ________ (chorus) I ______ you in my life Like the air with which I _______ ________ upon my beloved So let them say what they want to say Salutations upon my beloved It's the same game they always play Salutations upon my beloved I'll ______ my ears the other way Salutations upon my beloved It makes no _____ either way Salutations upon my beloved It's a game they're always going to play Let them say what they want to ______ Salutations upon my belovedher
Analyzing the song to be handed HERE : Choose two questions of the following and answer in (30-40 words) for each: 1. Why do you think Sami Yusuf called the song “It`s A Game”? Explain. 2. What is the message behind the video? Describe it in your own words. 3. Write down a paragraph or two describing Sami Yusuf`s point of view on the abusive cartoons of our beloved prophet (pbuh) 4. How relevant is Sami`s message to the teachings of our beloved prophet (pbuh)?HERE
Discussion What causes people to be afraid of Islam? What can you do? Key Words Ignorance Media Lack of social interaction
HW Read the responses of these students What are they doing? Relate to the topic and approach.students
Lesson Plan First 5 min Checking attendance. Filling excellent achievements during the lesson.. Topic : Values as an important element in creating a better world Developed by: Manal Abbas Grade: Ninth Grade 21st Century Skills: Domains: Purpose of Activity : To teach the value of Tolerance and patience. Description of Activity: Students' Outcomes Homework: Given by the end of the lesson Teacher's Reflection:
“The struggle against racism should be holistic and indivisible: an attack on one minority group is an attack on all.” American Teachers Union Discussion How much do you agree with the above quote? Why?
Students write Read this student's responseresponse
Discussion What does the student suggest for the UN? Do you think it is possible? Have you heard politicians or celebrities addressing this issue? Who?
What are the themes John Lenon is singing about?
Analyze the message behind the song 1.What was Lennon's vision? Give examples. 2.What is the meaning of the title of the song? 3.What's your vision? What do you wish for? What are you afraid of? What kind of world will it be if we all live in peace?
1. Please write your point of view on the mockery/abuse of a specific group of people or religions. 2. Would you do the same under the right of freedom of speech? What are you demands or aspirations? Note that the late American produced film does not represent the whole American community.
Discussion Look at the following picture. Read what this young American lady wrote. What do you think? Share your opinion. Would you do the same if few Muslims insult Jews,Christians, or any other faith?
Students Protest, Students Write Check this LinkLink
HW Choose one Question and hand it here HERE : Write 40-60 words answering this question 1.What can you do to push the celebration of diversity in your school/community/country 2. Write about your “Imagine”. You can write in two paragraphs,a poem, a speech or a letter Or 3, Make an oral report where you can speak in front of the whole class about tolerance and respect to one another. You can visit this website for more tips on public speaking.HERE public speaking
Resources Inspiring Quotes on Diversity Lyrics of Imagine Imagine, official video Public Speaking (brainPop)Public Speaking -------------------------------------------------------------------- English Forum for HW English Forum Useful Phrases Islamophobia Watch / John Lenon Biography BBc news TLC Distinguishing different perspectivesTLC Distinguishing different perspectives