Curriculum

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MACE ISLAMIC SCHOOL

CURRICULUM GOALS AND BOOKS 2016-2017

OVERALL GOALS

Islamic Studies- Islamic studies will be based primarily on elementary books by Weekend Learning Publication and supplemental materials. The curriculum includes topics on Quran, Hadith, Prophets, Aqidah, Fiqh, Seerah, Islamic History and contemporary issues.

Arabic Studies- Students will learn how to read (and later write) Arabic to enhance the ability to read the Quran. As students progress in each level, Arabic vocabulary will be gradually introduced to increase the understanding of the Quran.

Quranic Studies- Over the period of 10-12 years the students will memorize the entire Juz Amma (30) while understanding the meaning and significance of each of the Surahs, InshaAllah.

Pre-KINDERGARTEN

Islamic Studies- The topics of study are based on elementary texts and supplemental materials selected by the teacher. Primary topics include Shahaadah, Tawheed, names of Allah, five daily prayers, wudu, common short duas, and stories of the prophets.

Arabic Studies- Reading and writing of Arabic alphabets in original/isolated form. Arabic numbers 1-10. Simple Arabic words and their meanings.

Quranic Studies- Memorizing four short Surahs: Surah Al-Fatiha, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, and An-Nas.

Books for Pre-KG:

  1. My Islamic Coloring Book (Weekend Learning Publication)
  2. Arabic Board Puzzle and Foam Puzzle– one set for entire class (Iqra books)
  3. Goodword Arabic Writing Book 1 by Mohammed Imran Erfani (Goodword).

KINDERGARTEN

Islamic Studies- The topics of study are based on the textbook (Islamic Studies Level K) and supplemental materials selected by the teacher. The main topics include Tawheed, five pillars of Islam, common everyday duas, and stories of the prophets.

Arabic Studies- Reading and writing of Arabic alphabets in original/isolated and different forms (initial, medial and final) along with introduction to vowels: fatha, damma, and kasra. Lessons from the Al-Qaida Al Noorania book.  Simple Arabic words and their meanings.

Quranic Studies- Review short Surahs from Pre-KG and learn new Surahs: Al-Masad, Al-Kawthar,  Al-Kafiroon, An-Nasr, Al-Ma’un.

Books for KG:

  1. Islamic Studies Level K (Weekend Learning Publication)
  2. Prophets Sent by Allah– 10 books ( one set for entire class) (Darussalam Publication) {Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Yusuf, Musa, Dawud, Sulaiman, Yunus, Esa, Muhammad}
  3. Arabic Board Puzzle and Foam Puzzle– one set for entire class (Iqra books)
  4. Noorani Qa’idah, Shaykh Noor Muhammad ar-R’aee (teachquran.com)
  5. Arabic Writing Workbook (Weekend Learning Publication)
  6. Learning Numbers and Counting in Arabic (Weekend Learning Publication)

 

LEVEL ONE

Islamic Studies- Topics are based on established curriculum designed by the Islamic studies book from the Weekend Learning Series. Supplemental information will also be taught as per discretion of the teacher, for example, duas and stories from the Quran. Learn how to pray (Salaah).

Arabic Studies- Review Arabic alphabet in original and different forms (initial, medial and final). Review of vowels. Introduction to Shadda, Tanween, Sukoon, and Madd. Begin reading short Arabic words with vowels and haroof. Introduction to some Arabic vocabulary.

Quranic Studies- Memorization of Surahs over a 2 year period: Quraish, Al-Feel, Al-Humazah, Al-Asr, At-Takathur, Al-Qariah, Al-Adiyat, Al-Zalzalah, Al-Bayyinah, Al-Qadr.  Learning the general meaning of some of the Surahs. Memorize and learn the meaning of Ayatul Kursi.

Books for Level 1:

  1. Weekend Learning Series Level 1 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 1
  2. Weekend Learning Series Level 2 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 2
  3. My First Quran Story Book (Iqra Books)
  4. Our Book of Dua (Iqra Books)
  5. Beginners Arabic Reading (Weekend Learning Publication)
  6. Arabic Writing Workbook (Weekend Learning Publication)
  7. Noorani Qa’idah, Shaykh Noor Muhammad ar-R’aee (teachquran.com)
  8. The Holy Quran for Kids – Juz Amma by Yahiya Emireck

 

LEVEL TWO

Islamic Studies- are based on established curriculum designed by the Islamic studies book from the Weekend Learning Series. Supplemental information will also be taught as per discretion of the teacher, for example, concepts of Halal and Haram, how to pray, and selected hadith.

Arabic Studies- Revision of reading small Arabic words with vowels and haroof. Revision of Shadda, Tanween, Sukoon, and Madd rules and being able to read words with all rules. Practice reading Quranic Ayahs from Juz 29.  Increasing understanding of the Arabic vocabulary from the Quran.

Quranic Studies- Review of all Surahs learned previously. Memorization of Surahs over a 2 year period: Al-Alaq, At-Tin, Al-Inshirah, Ad-Dhuha, Al-Lail, Ash-Shams and Al-Balad. Incorporation of Tajweed rules. Explanation of the meaning, relevance and significance of the Surahs.

Books for Level 2:

  1. Weekend Learning Series Level 3 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 1
  2. Weekend Learning Series Level 4 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 2
  3. Elementary Book about Halal and Haram ( Islamicbookstore.com)
  4. The Greatest Stories from the Quran by S. Khan (Islamicbookstore.com)
  5. Noorani Qa’idah, Shaykh Noor Muhammad ar-R’aee (teachquran.com)
  6. The Holy Quran for Kids – Juz Amma by Yahiya Emireck
  7. Copy of Quran from Home

 

LEVEL THREE

Islamic Studies Established curriculum as designed in Islamic studies book from the Weekend Learning Series. Supplemental information will also be taught as per discretion of the teacher, for example, how to pray, selected duas and hadith.

Arabic Studies – Revision of reading short Arabic words with harakaat;  review of rules for shadda, medd, tanween and sukoon; proficiency in reading Arabic words.  Practice reading Quranic ayahs from Juz 28 to improve fluency. Learn the meaning of selected words and Ayahs from Surahs listed under Quranic Studies. Practice writing the words for reinforcement.

Quranic Studies- Memorization of Surahs over a two year period: Al-Fajr, Al-Ghashiyah, Al-Ala, At-Tariq Al-Burooj and Al-Inshiqaq. Explanation of meaning, relevance and significance of the Surahs.

Books for Level 3:

  1. Weekend Learning Series Level 5 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 1
  2. Weekend Learning Series Level 6 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 2
  3. Our Faith and Worship (Level 1) (Iqra Books)
  4. Our Faith and Worship Workbook (Iqra)
  5. Our Book of Dua (Iqra Books)
  6. The Holy Quran for Kids – Juz Amma by Yahiya Emireck
  7. Copy of Quran from Home

 

LEVEL FOUR

Islamic Studies – Established curriculum as designed in Islamic Studies book from the Weekend Learning Series. Supplemental information will also be taught as per discretion of the teacher, along with selected duas and review of Salaah.

Arabic Studies– Proficiency in reading Quran with fluency. Learn the meaning of Arabic words and Ayahs  from Surahs listed under Quranic Studies. Practice writing some selected words for reinforcement.

Quranic Studies- Introduction to principles of Tajweed, and application to short Surahs. Practice reading of Juz 27.  Memorization of Surahs over a two year period: Al- Mutaffifin, Al-Infitar and At-Takweer with tajweed.   Explanation of meaning, relevance and significance of the Surahs {tafseer}.

Books for Level 4:

  1. Weekend Learning Series Level 7 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 1
  2. Weekend Learning Series Level 8 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 2
  3. Life of Rasulullah- Makkah Period (Weekend Learning Publication)
  4. Knowing the Angels (2nd ed) (Al-Kitaab As-Sunnah Publication)( Islamicbookstore.com)
  5. Learning Islam (Teacher’s copy in the School to photocopy as needed for supplemental material)
  6. Juz Amma For School Students (Weekend Learning Publication) Color coded.
  7. Tajweed Made Easy (Weekend Learning Publication) Teacher to copy pages as needed
  8. Copy of Quran from Home
  9. Prayers for Muslim Children (Darussalam)

 

 

LEVEL 4-E (Replaced by Saturday Program described below)

Students are placed after individual assessment.

Arabic Studies – Work with each individual student to enable them to read the Quran proficiently.  This includes revision of reading short Arabic words with harakaat; review of rules for shaddah, medd, tanween and sukoon; proficiency in reading.

Quranic Studies – Memorize short surahs: Al-Fatiha, An-Nas, Al-Falaq, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Lahab,, An-Nasr, Al-Kafiroon, Al-Kauthar, Al-Maun, Al-Quraysh and Al-Feel.

Text for 4E Quran reading

Noorani Qa’idah, Shaykh Noor Muhammad ar-R’aee (teachquran.com)

LEVEL FIVE

Islamic Studies-  – Established curriculum as designed in Islamic Studies book from the Weekend Learning Series.  Supplemental information will also be taught as per discretion of the teacher.

Arabic Studies- Proficiency in reading Quran with fluency. Learn the meaning of Arabic vocabulary from a Quranic word list. Also learn word by word meaning of Surahs from Juz Amma .  Practice writing some selected words for reinforcement.  Apply the vocabulary learned to understand the Quran {second year}.

Quranic Studies – Review of principles of Tajweed and application to Surahs.  Memorization of Surah over a two year period: Al-Abasa An-Naziaat and An-Naba. Explanation of meaning, relevance and significance of the Surahs {tafseer}.

Books for Level 5:

  1. Weekend Learning Series Level 9 (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 1
  2. Life of Rasulullah- Madinah Period (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 2
  3. Life of Rasulullah- Makkah Period (Weekend Learning Publication) – Year 2
  4. Islamic Aqidah and Fiqh by B. Aisha Lemu (Iqra Books) – Year 1
  5. Islamic Tadheeb & Akhlaq by B. Aisha Lemu (Iqra Books) – Year 2
  6. The War Within Our Hearts: Struggles of the Muslim Youth by Habeeb and Saad Quadri (Islamicbookstore.com) – Year 1 & 2
  7. Juz Amma For School Students (Weekend Learning Publication) Color coded
  8. Tajweed Made Easy (Weekend Learning Publication) Teacher to make copy as needed.
  9. Copy of Quran from Home

 

LEVEL SIX

Islamic Studies – Established curriculum as designed in Islamic Studies book from the Weekend Learning Series. Ibadah, current events, Khalifas, and supplemental information will also be taught as per discretion of the teacher.

Arabic Studies-The students will be studying from the book “Seven Surahs” (Al-Fatiha, Yaseen, Ar-Rahman, Al-Jumuah, As-Saaf, Al-Mulk, and Al-Asr.) understanding, connecting, and learning the Arabic vocabulary. Also reviewing the meaning of short Surahs from Juz Amma

Quranic Studies- Memorizing of Surahs Al- Mulk, Yaseen, Ar-Rahman Al-Jumuah, As-Saaf; recitation with tajweed.

Books for Level 6:

  1. Weekend Learning Series Level 11 (Weekend Learning Publication)
  2. It’s all about Islam Yahiya Emerick
  3. Seven Surahs (Iqra Books) Text and Workbook
  4. History of Khalifah Ar-Rashidah-TB, Abdullah al-Ahsan (Iqra)
  5. Tajweed Made Easy (Weekend Learning Publication) Teacher to make copy as needed.

HIFDH PROGRAM

This is a special program for those interested in memorizing the Quran with tajweed. Students must be able to read the Quran fluently and be committed to memorizing. The program is individualized to meet the expectations of the students. Students will be introduced to the meaning of the Quran. There is a limit on the number of students admitted to the program. Classes are held on Sundays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Books for Hifdh program

  1. Quran from home
  2. The Quran Translation and Study by Jamal-un-Nisa bint Rafai, (Ta-Ha Publishers) Juz 1

ARABIC LANGUAGE COURSE

This course teaches essential language skills through applied grammar.  The vocabulary ranges from classical and Quranic Arabic to words and expressions current in modern Arabic. The course is offered free to MACE students.

SATURDAY PROGRAM

PREREQUISITE COURSE

This course is intended for students who do not have prior Islamic School background or training.The topics of study are  based on elementary texts and supplemental materials selected by the teacher.

BEGINNER QURAN READING (QUR101) Not offered in 2016

The goal of this course is to enable the student to read the Quran with correct pronunciation and tajweed in a short period of time. A textbook and a CD will be provided. A poster will be used in the classroom. This special course will provide a solid foundation in Quran recitation to last a lifetime. It begins with the Arabic alphabets and how to connect the letters, short and long vowels, short words, vowel-less letters, doubled letters, short sentences from the Quran, application of tajweed rules. Memorize short surahs: Al-Fatiha, An-Nas, Al-Falaq, Al-Iklhas, Al-Lahab, An-Nasr, Al-Kafiroon, Al-Kauthar, Al-Ma’un, Al-Quraysh, Al-Feel

INTERMEDIATE QURAN  READING (QUR102) Not offered in 2016

The focus of this course is on improving the flow of reciting the Quran with correct pronunciation and proper tajweed. The student will learn and strictly apply the tajweed rules. The prerequisite for taking this course is Beginner Quran Reading (QUR101} as described above or equivalent background in reading Quran as approved by the instructor. Review of short Surahs memorized.