This was a really fun week for me and the kids. We talked about Muslims and the Islam religion, and I think the students had some great moments of clarity while learning about the religion- about their holidays, their practices, and their beliefs. We watched some short clips from PBS which gave them personal insight about the religion as a whole. The videos followed a devout American Muslim making his way to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, their prayer schedule, their eating habits, rituals, and so much more. It was an interesting perspective for the kids, and I think they learned a lot!
During break, the kids and I (obligingly) did the mannequin challenge, which was a great way to have some fun! Going along with the videos they watched before break, the class broke out into 2 groups and created posters on Islam and what they had learned. I loved that one group got a little creative and chose to make a Jeopardy style game- which we will be able to play before the end of the year! All in all, a great class today.