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20 October 2014
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Eid-ul-Adha - 04 October 2014

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Classroom activities

The Hajj (Key Stage 2)

Discuss how a pilgrimage journey differs from an ordinary journey. Can students name places of pilgrimage for different faiths? Use a video clip to show a family's experience of the Hajj.

Ask students to write a newspaper, magazine article or script for a current affairs programme about a family going on the Hajj explaining why it is important to them. They could begin by 'hotseating' or by conducting interviews in role together.

The Qur'an (Key Stage 2)

Muslim school girl in Koran lessonListen to and discuss stories from the Qur'an which show how Allah gives guidance. Discuss children's experiences of where they look for and receive guidance. When do they think it is important to receive and follow guidance?

Muslim children go to Qur'an school to study the Qur'an and learn about the Islamic way of life. For Muslims, the Qur'an is a book of guidance. Prepare a class debate on whether young people should be encouraged to read books, magazines and other texts (including ICT materials) which have a good influence on them.

As a follow up to this task, students could write book reviews or an article for a magazine recommending books and other materials which they think would influence children and young people to grow up to become responsible citizens.

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