Author: Addae, Ajam, Al-Drouby, Baker, Feltman, Hassan, Jeena, and Samodien
Publisher: International Curricula Organization (2006)
Pages: 185 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.
Building upon the two testimonies, students are introduced to the elements of faith. They increase their knowledge of the Qur'an through memorization and recitation of Surah al-Burooj through Surah ash-Sharh (with short explanations for each surah). They learn additional characteristics of the Prophet Muhammad as well as the obligatory aspects of ablution. Practical lessons in the performance of prayer, as well as the appropriate number of raka'at for each salah, are integral components of this grade. Students are also taught to respect the rights and property of their family, teachers, and others.