Islamic Studies Grade 4 News

Newsletter #2

UOI 3: How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic



Central Idea :People use poetry to convey their emotions.



Lines of Inquiry

  • Types of poetry
  • Themes of poems from different people
  • Spoken word

What Are We Learning This Unit?

Islamic Studies

Shamail of the Prophet:

In this unit of inquiry the fourth grade students focused on learning more about the Prophet Muhammad's (peace and blessings be upon him) physical characteristics as well as other aspect of his personality.


OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this unit was give the students a real affinity with the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).


Conceptual connection:


Students also looked at other perspective people held about the prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) during his life time.


Poetry about the Prophet


As the students learned more and more about the characteristics of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) they worked on writing poetry about the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). This was a very interesting project and it forced the students to think more abstractly about the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him).