Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Religious holidays, (3-4 graders and higher) Nino Maisuradze, Batumi

Module 5 – Diversity and Multiculturalism
Objective : content: To present and practice the target vocabulary and personalize it, to enable students to speak about different cultures, to present and analyze different religious festivals through reading. Language objectives: WH questions, vocabulary
Curriculum connection: English curriculum, grades III-IV, objectives: 4
Grade: 4
Materials: handouts, board, paper

Warm-up: Students will break into groups. Students will be given packets of information about different regions in Georgia. Explain the idea that everyone is different but they are all Georgian. Explain vocabulary.  Student must match vocabulary with the region.

towers/monasteries/dialect/wise/churches/mountains (or as needed)

pre-reading: ask students what they know about Muslims, Christians and Jews (my class has eight Muslim students). Draw symbols for all three religions (moon, cross, Star of David). Draw buildings with the symbols and explain MOSQUE, CHURCH, SYNAGOGUE

during-reading: Go over difficult vocabulary; have students translate sentences into Georgian, discuss the reading in Georgian if necessary

pray/feast/fast/crucifixion/candle/army, etc.

post-reading: What did we learn about Ramadan? Easter? Hanukkah?

Writing (and comprehension):
Working in pairs or in a group, have students complete the chart with sentences.

Who: Muslim Christian Jewish

What: Ramadan Easter Hanukkah

When: 27th day of Sunday/April winter

How: Muslims: They fast. They pray Christians: They color eggs.  They don't eat milk or meat. Jewish people: They clean the temple. People light candles.

Where: mosque church synagogue

post-writing: check and edit student work

oral: Ask questions, or have students ask questions, using WH questions.

What do Christians do at Easter?
What do Muslims do at Ramandan?
Where do Jewish people go on Hanukkah?

Religious holidays lesson plan

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