Segev Shalom comprehensive High School Relating to the News Different Perspectives One Unit Four lessons Developed By: ManalAbbas Class: 9th (4)
Lesson Plan First 5 min Checking attendance. Filling excellent achievements during the lesson.. Topic :relating o the news Developed by: Manal Abbas and parts of it adapted from TLC website Grade: Ninth Grade 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, collaboration, HOTS( distinguishing different perspectives) Domains: Social interaction - express ideas and opinions, providing in-depth explanations Standard: Pupils interact effectively in English, orally and in writing, in varied social contexts with people from varied linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Purpose of Activity : distinguishing different perspectives Description of Activity: To acknowledge the skill of distinguishing different perspectives and use it to deal with the topic of Islamophobia, Students' Outcomes : Students differentiate between different perspectives and the fact it’s a skill,
Seeing the same things differently • How many of your classmates saw the same thing as you did in picture #1? • How many of your classmates saw the same thing as you did in picture #2? • Why do you think most of you saw different things in the pictures?
Distinguishing different perspectives • Everyone seeing the same thing and yet each one seeing it differently is called PERSPECTIVES. • We have just learned about distinguishing different perspectives. Let’s use that skill to help us understand our topic.
HW to be handed HERE Write a paragraph : How can you use the skill Distinguishing different perspectives in other areas of your life?
Lesson Plan First 5 min Checking attendance. Filling excellent achievements during the lesson.. • Topic :Being objective • Developed by: Manal Abbas • Grade: Ninth Grade • 21st Century Skills: critical thinking • Purpose of Activity : How to be objective, moderate and control feelings, • Description of Activity: Through relating to the news I aim to contain my students feelings and facilitate tolerance and • Students' Outcomes • Homework : Given by the end of the lesson • Teacher's Reflection
Describe what you see Why people are enraged?
Have you seen a cartoon or a video on this topic? Describe it.A note: I am not sharing the abusive movie nor the cartoons because of their offensive nature. We discuss the demonizing imagery verbally. On December 2012 there was a great noise on the news about the abusive film/cartoons on prophet Mohammad. The Muslim world witnessed a large wave of raging protests against it.
Discussion • What have you picked up from the news? • What have you heard about these cartoons/ film? • What is your objective perspective?
In Class Reading (in groups): Read the first three questions of the following article here Imagine you are a reporter covering this scoop How would you write about this topic? As a reporter will you mix your feelings while covering the story? Write one paragraph as a reporter
How do you feel about people who insult Prophet Muhammad? What is the Mufti of Egypt suggesting? Do you agree with the Mufti? How do you think a Muslim can defend Prophet Muhammad? Questions for Discussion
Lesson Plan First 5 min Checking attendance. Filling excellent achievements during the lesson.. • Topic : Islamophobia, Dealing with Rage • Developed by: Manal Abbas • Grade: Ninth Grade • 21st Century Skills: critical thinking • Purpose of Activity : To teach Tolerance. • Description of Activity: Through relating to the news I aim to contain my students feelings and facilitate tolerance and • Students' Outcomes • Homework • Teacher's Reflection
What do you see? • Look at the picture. Describe what you see. Rage is usually a major response on theabusive movies/materials regarding Islam or the prophet. Is there another way? Mention two. • Can rage solve any problem? • Would rage make the cartoonists/director who abuse Islam stop?
What is Islamophobia?A Definition Read this link
Discussion • According to the definition, what does it mean to be an Islamophobe? • How ignorance and narrow minded people contribute to the spread of Islamophobia? • What should Muslims do?
What do you see in these two pictures? Describe them in sentences. What religious affiliation do you see? How would you describe them together? Watch this video “It`s A Game” By Sami Yusuf
Listen to the song again .Fill in the missing blanks: (for the whole lyrics click here or see the attached worksheetWhere are you in my_________?You feel so _______ but so farWhen All I want is to ________Your ________in front of meYou make me ______ aroundShadows in the _________Only for the sunriseTo ______n my eyesMakes me ______ to my feetWalk around the city streetsHoping that I'll_____youBy my sideThen I feel your sunlight________and so brightFeeling I'm in your armsFor a whileHours pass like a _____Moving through the _____ treesHand in hand you and meWith your ________(chorus)I ______ you in my lifeLike the air with which I _______________ upon my belovedSo let them say what they want to saySalutations upon my belovedIt's the same game they always playSalutations upon my belovedI'll ______ my ears the other waySalutations upon my belovedIt makes no _____ either waySalutations upon my belovedIt's a game they're always going to playLet them say what they want to ______Salutations upon my beloved
Analyzing the song to be handed HERE:Choose two questions of the following and answer in (30-40 words) for each:1. Why do you think Sami Yusuf called the song “It`s A Game”?Explain.2. What is the message behind the video? Describe it in your own words. 3. Write down a paragraph or two describing Sami Yusuf`s point of view on the abusive cartoons of our beloved prophet (pbuh)4. How relevant is Sami`s message to the teachings of our beloved prophet (pbuh)?
Discussion What causes people to be afraid of Islam? What can you do? Key Words Ignorance Media Lack of social interaction
HWRead the responses of these studentsWhat are they doing? Relate to the topic and approach.
Lesson Plan First 5 min Checking attendance. Filling excellent achievements during the lesson.. • Topic : Values as an important element in creating a better world • Developed by: Manal Abbas • Grade: Ninth Grade • 21st Century Skills: • Domains: • Purpose of Activity : To teach the value of Tolerance and patience. • Description of Activity: Students' Outcomes • Homework: Given by the end of the lesson • Teacher's Reflection:
“The struggle against racism should be holistic and indivisible: an attack on one minority group is an attack on all.” American Teachers Union Discussion • How much do you agree with the above quote? Why?
DiscussionWhat does the student suggest for the UN? Do you think it is possible?Have you heard politicians or celebrities addressing this issue? Who?
“Imagine” John Lenon Read and Listen
Analyze the message behind the song 1.What was Lennon's vision? Give examples. 2.What is the meaning of the title of the song?3.What's your vision? What do you wish for? What are you afraid of? What kind of world will it be if we all live in peace?
1. Please write your point of view on the mockery/abuse of a specific group of people or religions . 2. Would you do the same under the right of freedom of speech? What are you demands or aspirations? Note that the late American produced film does not represent the whole American community.
Discussion • Look at the following picture. Read what this young American lady wrote. What do you think? Share your opinion. • Would you do the same if few Muslims insult Jews ,Christians, or any other faith?
Students Protest, Students Write Check this Link
HW Choose one Question and hand it here HERE:Write 40-60 words answering this question1.What can you do to push the celebration of diversity in your school/community/country2. Write about your “Imagine”. You can write in two paragraphs ,a poem, a speech or a letterOr 3, Make an oral report where you can speak in front of the whole class about tolerance and respect to one another. You can visit this website for more tips on public speaking.
Inspiring Quotes on Diversity Lyrics of Imagine Imagine , official video Public Speaking (brainPop) -------------------------------------------------------------------- English Forum for HW Useful Phrases Islamophobia Watch / John Lenon Biography BBc news TLC Distinguishing different perspectives Resources