Ch 3: Islam Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

This collection of lesson plans and teaching tools can be used by any instructor who needs to create and teach lessons about the Islamic faith. The chapter material can be accessed on any computer or mobile device, which helps teachers plan and supplement their lessons whenever it's convenient.

Islam Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

This helpful teacher resource chapter can help you quickly plan and teach lessons about the history of Islam. Work through these lesson plan outlines to develop your lessons about Mohammed, the Birth of Islam, Islamic society, the Five Pillars of Islam, the history of Islam in Africa and more. The chapter also includes quizzes and supplemental lessons to help solidify your students' understanding of the material.

How It Helps

  • Additional resources: Helps students retain the information they study through short lessons and practice quizzes
  • Vocabulary words: Defines terms related to Islamic architecture
  • Learning objectives: Includes essential information about the history of the Islamic religion

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons about the Islamic religion easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Islamic topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your Islam class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Islamic culture and history lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important Islam concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant Islamic history activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

31 Lessons in Chapter 3: Islam Lesson Plans & Resources
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Islam Lesson Plan

1. Islam Lesson Plan

Where did the Islamic religion come from and how do Muslim people live? This lesson uses two engaging videos to examine the life of Mohammad and the structure of Islamic life.

Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

2. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.

Islamic Civilization & Society

3. Islamic Civilization & Society

Before the year 600, the Middle East was a no man's land between Persia and Byzantium. Then, 100 years later, it was the heartland of an empire that would grow larger than its predecessors put together. This lesson details the changes to society during that time.

Five Pillars of Islam Lesson Plan

4. Five Pillars of Islam Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the Five Tenets of Islam. Students read about each one and discuss characteristics before applying learning to real life.

The Five Tenets of Islam

5. The Five Tenets of Islam

In this lesson, we will discuss the Five Tenets of Islam. Learn more about each of the tenets and how they are related to Muslim life. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Islam in Africa Lesson Plan

6. Islam in Africa Lesson Plan

Teachers, explore African Islamic religion in this lesson. Students will complete an independent reading activity, participate in discussion questions, work on a research project, and take a quiz.

History of Islam in Africa

7. History of Islam in Africa

Islam quickly spread from the Arabian Peninsula into Africa, and as this lesson shows, was able to move quickly throughout much of the continent. Read on to learn more about Islam and its spread throughout ancient Africa.

Mosque Lesson Plan

8. Mosque Lesson Plan

Teachers, this lesson provides an overview of the Muslim religion and mosques. This lesson plan includes an independent reading assignment, two activities and a quiz.

Mosque: Definition, Architecture, Art & Facts

9. Mosque: Definition, Architecture, Art & Facts

In this lesson, we'll learn about mosques, which are the primary place of worship for over one billion Muslims around the world. Learn about their architecture and finally, test your knowledge with a quiz on the material.

History of Jihad Lesson Plan

10. History of Jihad Lesson Plan

What is jihad and why is it on the forefront of many societal and political conversations in modern times? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain key facts about jihad. A small group activity engages students with a common goal.

Jihad: Definition & Beliefs

11. Jihad: Definition & Beliefs

The term 'jihad' is one that carries a lot of weight in today's world. However, it may also be subject to major mistranslation. Today, we'll examine the traditional and historic uses of this concept, and see what a jihad is really all about.

Islamic Art Lesson Plan

12. Islamic Art Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will discuss how the Islamic religion has impacted art and architecture around the world. Students will participate in a reading assignment, a mosaic art project and lesson quiz.

Islamic Art & Architecture: History & Characteristics

13. Islamic Art & Architecture: History & Characteristics

How would you decorate surfaces without pictures of people or animals? What do calligraphy and geometry have in common? They're used in Islamic art. In this lesson, explore some history and characteristics of Islamic art and architecture.

Islamic Achievements Lesson Plan

14. Islamic Achievements Lesson Plan

This is a lesson plan about the mathematical, scientific, literary, and artistic achievements of early Muslims through an artifact observation and discovery activity. Have students take the quz independently or as a group to check for understanding.

Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

15. Muslim Learning: Scientific, Artistic, Medical & Literary Accomplishments

The Abbasid caliphate (750-1258 CE) oversaw the Golden Age of Islam. Learn about the accomplishments of Muslim scholars in art, literature, science, medicine and mathematics during this time.

Qur'an Lesson Plan

16. Qur'an Lesson Plan

What is the role and purpose of the Qur'an? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to outline key facts about the Qur'an and the Islamic faith. An activity gives students the opportunity to explore the Qur'an.

The Qur'an and the Hadith: Islamic Revelation

17. The Qur'an and the Hadith: Islamic Revelation

This lesson will focus on the Koran and the Hadith as sacred texts of Islam. In doing so, it will highlight the Muslim monotheistic belief in Allah and the revelation of the Koran to Muhammad.

Ramadan Lesson Plan

18. Ramadan Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn more about the holiday of Ramadan. After reading an informational text, students will work together on an informational graphic organizer to deepen their understanding. Students will also engage in a persuasive task to take their understanding of Ramadan to a higher level.

Ramadan: Definition, Purpose & Decorations

19. Ramadan: Definition, Purpose & Decorations

With nearly 1.8 billion, yes billion, faithful around the world, Islam is a rather major faith throughout all walks of life. One of their major holidays is that of Ramadan. This article will go into explaining what Ramadan is, the purpose of this month long holiday and offer you a few examples of the decorations.

Islamic Fundamentalism Lesson Plan

20. Islamic Fundamentalism Lesson Plan

Teach students about Islamic Fundamentalism with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video, discuss and analyze content, then do a cooperative activity to show understanding.

Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

21. Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

This lesson will seek to explain the impact of Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood on Islam and the world's politics. In doing so, it will highlight the Koran and Sharia law and their influence in places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Hajj Lesson Plan

22. Hajj Lesson Plan

After having your students watch a short video on the Five Pillars of Islam, you can create interest and deepen understanding about the Hajj pilgrimage with an activity that includes students creating and answering their own questions. Also, have your students complete the quiz to check their understanding.

Where is Mecca Located? - Definition, Pilgrimage & History

23. Where is Mecca Located? - Definition, Pilgrimage & History

This lesson will describe the location of Mecca and the important role it plays in the Islamic religion. We will explore what is known of its history and its importance to Muslims today.

Arabic Lesson Plan

24. Arabic Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the Arabic alphabet with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that gives the basics, discuss and practice content together before applying independently.

Arabic Alphabet: Lesson for Kids

25. Arabic Alphabet: Lesson for Kids

Let's learn the Arabic alphabet! In this lesson you will get an overview of all the letters in the Arabic alphabet including their names and how to say them.

Five Pillars of Islam Lesson Plan for Kids

26. Five Pillars of Islam Lesson Plan for Kids

In this cross-curricular lesson plan, students will explore the five pillars of the Islamic religion. After reading about the origins of the religion, students will work in groups to design a poster and presentation about each of the five pillars.

The Five Pillars of Islam: Lesson for Kids

27. The Five Pillars of Islam: Lesson for Kids

The Five Pillars of Islam will give you an introduction to the Muslim faith. Learning these obligations will help you understand what Muslims believe and the basic tenants of the religion.

Bahai Lesson Plan

28. Bahai Lesson Plan

Are your students interested in world religions and their history? Use this lesson to help your students learn about the Bahai religion; they'll discuss major aspects and important figures of the religion.

Off-Shoots of Islam: The Sufi and Bahai

29. Off-Shoots of Islam: The Sufi and Bahai

This lesson will seek to explain the Islamic offshoots of Sufism and the Bahai Movement. In doing so, it will highlight both the similarities and differences in reference to Orthodox Islam and its teachings on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran.

Islam Lesson Plan for Elementary School

30. Islam Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about the beliefs and practices of the Islam religion. Students will read a text lesson, discuss content, do a project, and play a game. Follow up with a quiz to test understanding.

The Golden Age of Islam Lesson Plan

31. The Golden Age of Islam Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help teachers cover the Golden Age of Islam with their classes. Students will watch a video lesson and work with peers to create a project that explores contributions to the arts, science, math, or architecture during this period.

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