Lesson 1 People of Aad Objective 1: To find out what kids think about Prophets and Prestige of bad people. Ask them names of some Prophets. Then ask them why Allah sent them. Replies will be to teach us quran, namaz, to be good etc. Then write the letters PPP on the board. Ask if anybody knows what they mean. Invite answers. Then tell them it is about power – pleasure – and prestige. Ask them if they know what prestige means. Explain it means having respect in front of others. Give them example of prestige when doing good things or bad things. Ask them how do bad people get prestige. Could end up saying; “ A thief gets prestige for stealing the most, a bully gets prestige by fighting all, a liar gets prestige by telling the most lies etc.’
Objective 2: Meaning of Worldly. In class read out the first page on meaning of worldly. Ask kids at the end if they can explain what worldly means by using the letters PPP
(Too much love for PPP makes people worldly.) Give a few chances to kids to explain the meaning so as to enforce it. Ask if we become worldly if we too become greedy for PPP.
Objective 3: Some traits of worldly people
Get children to read the sections on the valley of Aad. Ask them if they can relate it to today – some kids will talk about destroying the rain forest, too many factories etc. Ask them if it is to do with greed like the people of Aad. Ask them why they think people get so greedy – (because they get worldly)
Also discuss how the worldly rich and poor people behave (poor worship the rich and the rich become proud)
and why they always pray for money. (Because they have false hopes in gold and silve)
Show photos of tyrant kings – Bukasa of central Africa and Shah of Iran. Tell the kids what happened to them.
Objective 4; Prophets work Ask kids what they think Prophet Hudd taught the people of Aad. Ask them to imagine what Aad would have become like if the people listen to Prophet Hudd. (valley would remain beautiful and rich, people would be happy and not having false hopes in gold …., rich and poor would be happy together etc). Ask them how we too could change if Hudd was here today.
Objective 5: Recap Kids do question in neat in a book while teachers goes round to mark books
Objective 6: Summary and homework Ask what is PPP, meaning of worldly and what happens when people become worldly.
Lesson 2 People of Thamud Objective 1: The Meaning of Blind Ask children what happens when our ‘hearts’ are blind. Let them think about it. Prompt them by saying Blind hearted people do not see the good things of life.
Then ask the following questions to stress the point:
A person does not see the goodness of hard work? Is he blind to the goodness he can get from hard work?
A person does not see the goodness of namaz. Is he blind to the goodness of he gets from namaz
A person does not see the goodness of keeping clean. Is he blind to cleanliness?
Ask again what they understand by being blind in the heart.
Then write this sentence on the board and ask children to copy it; “The most blind hearted person is the one who does not see the goodness of things like love, justice, friendship, helping others and getting guidance for life.”
Objective 2: Understanding the worldly traits of the people of Thamud Let kids go through the story of Thamud. Then divide the groups thus: 1. Show-off group 2. Payment group 3. Bad friendship group 4. Sitting on low chair group
Each group to read the story of Thamud and come up with a poster relating to their group. So the Show off group to make a poster of parties, people’s vanities etc. Payment group to do poster on making others work for you but not paying them properly and feeling happy with oneself, the bad friendship group to do a poster on friends who come with money only and the sitting low chair group to do a poster on those who are always sad, angry and bad because they want to be like the rich.
Then each group to show the posters to others. The best ones get the best applaud from the class.
Objective 3: How worldly people become blindhearted Ask each group what makes them blind hearted – so for example the show off group are blind hearted because they are proud of their wealth and beauty. They do not really care about anything else. They do not see the value of other things etc.
Objective 4. Children do the tasks given in the book
Teachers mark last weeks home work
Objective 5. Homework explained Lesson 3: Prophet Ayub Objective 1: Recap point Ask kids what they have learnt so far about these ideas:
1. PPP 2. Meaning of Worldly 3. Meaning of being blind hearted 4. What Prophets came to teach 5. What is the meaning of sitting on low chairs
Ask them if today there are people who are worldly. (yes because they destroy the land to get wealth, they become proud, they are blinded by PPP etc)
Objective 2: Homework posters Ask children who have done their posters to hold them up. Thank them for doing them. Comment each one and show the best bits to class. This is to reinforce points above.
Objective 3: Children to learn what it means to have Beauty in the Heart. Write on board the title Beautiful Heart and under it draw a large heart shape. Then ask them if kids had to write words in the heart to do with a Beautiful Heart then would Love be one of the words. (Yes). Then write ‘love’ in the heart.
Ask besides love what else gives beauty to our hearts (Kindness, wisdom, respect for God’s creation, Love for guidance etc)
If children are finding this difficult then ask them that if they had a kind teacher or an unkind teacher then whom would they like. Explain that beauty of the heart means having beautiful thing in it like love for others, respect etc.
Objective 4: Children to learn the importance of love between husband and wife.
Tell children that they will do a story of a woman who had a beautiful heart. Then allow children to read the story on Prophet Ayub. Ask the following questions at the end.
What kind of things makes satan cry – (love between husband and wife, forgiveness of Allah, when someone makes his heart beautiful)
What else could make satan cry – (hard work, helping others etc)
What lessons do we learn from Prophet Ayub – (keeping promise, patience, not losing hope in Allah )
When they grow up do they want to marry someone worldly who loves them only for money or do they want someone who loves them in all situation and circumstances.
Objective 5: Do the tasks and the homework Lesson 4: HAZRAT ISA Lesson 5: The Worldly Offer to Prophet Muhammad Objective 1: Children to Trace back to know the name of the great Prophets. Ask children write the names of the following Prophets:
What makes a beautiful heart
Objective 2: Listening to all
Ask children if listening to others is a good thing. Ask them when do people stop listening to others. Ask them what is Worldly people do not like listening to. Do they think that the people listened to the Prophet Muhammad when he came. Don’t give answers, just invite responses from them.
Now write down on board: “Prophets taught us to listen & think about the truth.”
Ask children to write this in their books
Objective 3: Story of the Prophet Muhammad Children to read the story in class. Then they need to get in to groups of two or three, and draw pictures that go with the story. They also write key words in the story. They show their work to other kids. Objective 4: Tasks & Homework
Recap key points in the story of the Prophet Muhammad and let kids do the tasks at home.
Also give children list of Prophets names with which Prophets were ulul azam and books they brought. Ask them to learn this for their test.
Lesson 5 – Reading Lesson Objective 1 – Children to explore stories of Prophets Give each child a choice of books on Prophets. Each child will read the book and make notes of main point.
Objective 2 – Children will share with each other what they have read. Form groups of 3 or 4 children to share with each what they have read and whether the stories were interesting. Let them discuss which stories were about Prophets trying to teach Worldly people to be good. Let them discuss what lessons they learnt from the stories of Prophets.
Objective 3 – Children to do the end of topic tasks.
Give children chance to do end of top tasks on Worldly people.
Objective 4 – Homework task Children will write up the story of the Prophet they read in class and also draw pictures that go with the story.