Author: Addae, Ajam, Al-Drouby, Baker, Feltman, Hassan, Jeena, and Samodien
Publisher: International Curricula Organization (2006)
Pages: 135 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Organization of the Book:
There are three different books for each grade:
1) The Student's Book
2) The Activity Book, and
3) The Teacher's Manual
There are five content areas:
1) 'Aqeedah (Islamic doctrine),
2) The Glorious Qur'an and its sciences,
3) Seerah (Biography of the Prophet) and Islamic History,
4) 'Ibaadaat (Worship), and
5) Morals and manners
The material is presented, using a spiral approach, where students revisit each area and study it in greater depth each year.
The Student's Textbook contains the subject text of the lessons, exercises as well as activities. The Activity Book, however, engages the student in additional activities on the same lessons dealt with in the Student's Textbook. The difference is that the activities in the Activity Book are more analysis - and - synthesis based, than simple recall type activities. There is also a more practical aspect aligned to activities in the Activity Book.
The Teacher's Manual contains tips for teaching each lesson, suggested pedagogical practices and solutions to exercises and activites found in the Student's Textbook and the Activity Book.
At this level students are introduced to Islam through the shahaadah (testimony of faith). They learn appropriate care of the Qur'aan and engage in memorization and recitation of surahs from Surah at-Teen to Surah al-Humazah. The life of Prophet Muhammad is introduced to them. They learn the basics of cleanliness and ablution along with the propler performace of prayer. The course ends with lessons on personal hygiene, respect for parents and respect for the property of others.