- To develop and cultivate a strong love and consciousness of Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad (sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam)
- Become knowledgeable about the commands and prohibitions and practices of the religion.
- To invite other towards Islam and articulate the great benefits of the religion.
- To cultivate good manners and character.
- Develop a sound Islamic identity and sense of dignity.
IS Homework Assignments
Students will be given homework at least twice a week (normally, Tuesdays and Thursdays). These days may not be applicable while preparing for special projects. Homework assignment constitutes 10% of the quarterly grade. If homework is not completed at home students are required to complete the assignment at lunchtime. Homework assignments will be posted on my website weekly.
IS Test and Special Projects
Islamic Studies’ quarterly grade will be divided into five areas: Test and Special projects, FMR drills, Classwork, Homework and Quizzes. Test and quizzes will be scheduled on Wednesday, this gives students time to review in class Monday and Tuesday and the teacher time to grade and go over results on Thursday and Friday.
The percentage weight for each area:
- Test and Special Projects: 35%
- Quizzes: 20%
- Classwork: 25%
- Homework: 10%
- Binder Organization 10%
Islamic Studies 2017 – 2018 Course
Islamic Studies (2017 – 2018) consists of a number of different components and activity. Below is a list and short description of the different learning activities we will be conducting this year.
FMR (Five Minute Review)
FMR is a daily drill that we will conduct during the first five minutes of the class. Many of the daily supplications that a Muslim should recite throughout the day, starting from waking up in the morning until going to bed at night will be covered during FMR. In this portion of our IS course students will be required to read, memorize and recite the assigned supplications accurately and understand their basic meaning.
IS Vocab is a weekly review of Islamic words and terms that we will study throughout the year. Most of the words and terms will be extracted from the Islamic Studies textbook (International Curricula). IS vocab will help students understand the concepts and principles taught in each textbook unit and lesson. Students will be required to write, read and give a basic definition of all vocabulary words assigned.
Islamic Studies Textbook (International Curricula)
Al-Iman School will use the Islamic Studies textbook entitled “Islamic Studies” by International Curricula, which was designed by a team of scholars and researchers based in Saudi Arabia. The textbooks consists of two parts, textbook one and textbook two, activity book one and two, and a teachers guide manual. Each textbook consists of fourteen units. Each unit has three lessons, along with word banks, student exercises and instructional activities. We are very excited about this curriculum and believe that it will have a positive impact on student understanding and outcomes.
Cooperative Learning is one of the instructional strategies that we will be performing in Islamic studies this year. CL allows students to work together and share information with one another. We believe that CL helps develop social skills and student cooperation. CL will be conducted in two types: (1) Pair Check cooperative Learning, is wherein two students are assigned work and they examine and provide feedback to each other. (2) Small Group Cooperation (SGC) is where three students or more are given a task of researching, writing and presenting information. Class peers will help research and coach each other.
Islamic Studies will conduct a number of community outreach projects for students, teachers and parents. We will organize visits to the American Red Cross, Senior Citizens Home and Hospital. InshaAllah, students will develop a deep concern for others and understand the importance of helping humanity as a whole.
Muslim Heritage Project
This project will allow our students to become familiar with the many contributions that Muslims have made towards modern society and technology. 1001 Muslim Inventions is an aggressive effort to integrate Islamic Studies with science and social studies. This special project will help our students develop a holistic perspective about Islam and how it is incorporated into our daily life and behavior.
Tarbiyyah Debates are a series of debates that Al-Iman School students will participate in to help them develop a more rounded understanding of current events. The debates are designed to help students conduct sound research and present fact on a given issue. It also helps students learn how to differ with others without getting upset and developing animosity towards others. We believe that debating has many benefits and is a great way to learn. InshaAllah, we pray that this year will be very fruitful and beneficial for all of us. If there are any questions concerning our Islamic Studies course please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803 210-7534.