Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Celebrating Ramadan


Public Prayer in the Mosqueby Jean-Léon Gerome
(French, Vesoul 1824–1904 Paris
)

Ramadan began on June 5, 2016 and continues to July 5, 2016. * The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

Ramadan is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God. Below are some stories to celebrate Ramadan.







STORIES



Patience


Helping Young Plants Grow - Taiwan

http://tinyurl.com/d978wpc


The Hidden
 One - Native American
http://tinyurl.com/c8ms28q


Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife – Turkey

http://tinyurl.com/c5yzxeo


The Tiger’s Whisker
 – Korea
https://www.storiestogrowby.org/story/tigers-whisker/


Humility


Forty Fortunes
 – Iran
http://tinyurl.com/bwbp9sm

The Magic Horse 
- Iran
https://www.storiestogrowby.org/story/magic-horse/

The Gifts of Friday Eve – Iran  

http://tinyurl.com/cw7lu8s


Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven - Germany

http://www.grimmstories.com/en/grimm_fairy-tales/poverty_and_humility_lead_to_heaven

Wisdom Commons.org - Eight tales of humility from around the world.
http://tinyurl.com/cyl8cnt


Spirituality 

The Singing Fir Tree - Switzerland
http://spiritoftrees.org/the-singing-fir-tree


BOOKS

6 Favorite Children’s Books About Ramadan

http://www.incultureparent.com/2013/07/6-favorite-childrens-books-about-ramadan/



C
URRICULUM

Celebrating Ramadan
– A resource for K-12 educators.
The original link is no longer valid but the information is still accessible via the Wayback Machine. Visit this link to access the curriculum.
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/ramadan


CRAFTS


DLTK-kids- Countries and Cultures Crafts for Kids: Islamic/Muslim
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/muslim/


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Karen Chace 2016 ©

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