For those who are not familiar with the Quran curriculum that we started this year, please read the following post: https://ummihomeschoolsme.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/planning-for-20102011-part-2/ (the part about the Quran curriculum is towards the end of the post)
Okay, so here is the Surah Naas Project:
- Recite Surah Naas
- Read the translation and tafseer and discuss the child’s thoughts about surah naas. Good child friendly explanation of the surah can be found in this book:
- R then completed the Ad-Duha mini tafseer book: 114 Naas
- R then read and completed the fun activities in The Story of Adam (AS):
- We then went back to the explanation of surah naas and talked about Shaytaan and how we can defend ourselves from his whisperings – we talked about situational duas, asking Allah for protection, eating with the right hand, morning and evening adhkar, coming into the house with our right foot and leaving with our left etc.
- R then completed this unit study on Shaytaan: understanding_shaitaan (this comes from a really great blog mashaAllah: http://homeschool4muslims.blogspot.com/)
- We then branched into Geography and discussed who ‘Naas’ is. We discussed the different nationalities of humankind and that they live in countries and that countries together form continents. Here, I would advise using a globe. R then completed the following ABC Book of Continents (instead of frawing the animals, she cut them out): ABC-BookofContinents.
- Learning about continents and using the globe to complete that book triggered a lot of questions from R about maps and globes, so we completed a few activities from this great resource: K-2 Maps Rev 1 This resource has so many activities in it. We didn’t complete everything. We watched a lot of the video links recommended in the resource. We made an old-style treasure map, a compass rose and drew some other maps.
- We finished the project with R choosing a country that she would like to study in more detail. She chose Saudi Arabia and the following ready made lapbook can be used for any country. She actually hasn’t finished it yet. Here are some of the mini books she has completed:
We mainly used the internet to get information about Saudi Arabia as we couldn’t find a library book on the country. http://www.homeschoolshare.com/country_lapbook.php
- And once R finishes this lapbook, I plan to put everything into a binder and make a front page called ‘Surah Naas’ project so that she can look back at it. We will also finish off with a discussion about the surah and what she has learnt about Surah Naas.
Here are some of the blog posts which feature some of the activities we did for the surah naas project: https://ummihomeschoolsme.wordpress.com/?s=naas
Hope you find it beneficial and if you do do it with your children, do let me know how it goes inshaAllah.