Last week was Muslim Heritage Week at our school. It's a week where students celebrate their Islamic heritage. We prepare for this week weeks in advance by teaching the students about great Muslim inventors, scientist, explorers, and just Muslims in general who are making a difference from the past to the present.
Students prepare special projects afterwards and present them during this week. This is the project I did with my 2nd grade class. After learning about different Muslims from the past and present they each chose one that inspired them. Then the project began in eight stages as follows:
1. Researched their person and took notes
2. Wrote a rough draft (integrated stage 2 & 3 with the Lang. Arts teacher :-)
3. Wrote final draft (displayed in the pictures at their presentation)
4. Created a huge class timeline placing each person in their proper century (ending with the 21st century with all my students names listed!)
5. Designed a poster that depicts their persons era and clues to what made them so great.
6. Wrote their speeches
7. PRACTICED! PRACTICED! PRACTICED!
8. Performance day :-)
They did a wonderful job and it was so well worth it.
Learning the fun way!