This year we are studying World Cultures and our focus has been on Africa. Before we delve further into the culture and history of northern Africa, I wanted to help the kids understand a bit about Islam.
Here is a set of worksheets I made for the kids as we learned a bit about Islam. This might also be helpful if you are doing an introduction to world religions.
You can download the free Learning about Islam Worksheets here
The kids also did this cut-and-paste activity about the Five Pillars of Islam:
I also came across a couple other useful resources that I used with the kids:
- The Story of Mohammad – A two page summary of Mohammad’s life and accompanying fill-in-the-blank pages. The kids listened to the story and then filled the pages out for their history notebooks.
We also read Muhammad by Demi (affiliate link):
Maps that show the major world religions:
Other useful Resources on Islam (for kids).
Finally, here are some of the books I checked out of the library to share with the kids. They mostly deal with Ramadan and Eid. We read a new book each day for about a week and a half. Here are some of them, though I missed a few others we read (I returned them to the library already and forget what they were.)
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is gorgeous book which highlights some of the key words of Islam. It is a “book of colors” but definitely worth checking out because the illustrations are so captivating (for any age!).
I also highly recommend What You Will See in a Mosque. This had a lot of interesting information (like the practice of washing hands, arms, feet and face before praying). We learned lots and lots from this book:
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