Students enrolled in the Mohammed Webb Sunday Youth Program will learn from adults, youth, and from each other the basics of our faith and how we can integrate it with compassionate action in the model of our prophets and elders. The program will be a combination of classes and service projects held on Sundays for Grades KG – High School. Classes and service projects will be separated by the following age groups: KG/1st grade (ages 5-6), 2nd/3rd grades (ages 7-8), 4th/5th grades (ages 9-10), 6th/7th grades (ages 11-12), and Teens (ages 13-18).
Our Islamic Studies curriculum for KG-7th is based on modern teaching methods developed by Wiggins and McTighe of Understanding by Design. This philosophy adheres to the backward design of unit planning, working from the end in mind to where we want to see our students after they complete our program. Our lessons have been designed thematically. During the first semester, students will cover the following themes: Character, Prophets & Role Models, Spirituality & Connection with God (Aqeedah). During the second semester, the focus will be on Muslims Around the World/Diversity (architecture; how Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan; etc.), Pillars of Worship (hajj, salat, sawm, etc.), and Glocal Citizenship/Civic Duties. For a complete scope and sequence by grade, please click here.
The purpose of the Teen Islamic Studies curriculum is to offer student-centered classes that are discussion-based to help students acquire knowledge that is both relevant to building their identity and understanding of being a Muslim in America, as well as to supplement what they are learning in high school. Our Teen curriculum follows a 3-year rotation from 8th to 10th grade. Each year, we offer a different class, so regardless of when students enter the teen program, they will be able to cover all 3 classes. The sequence is as follows:
|1||Understanding the Quran, Putting Faith into Action||Ethical Dilemmas of the Prophets|
|2||Islamic History After the Prophet’s Death||People, Ethics, and Ideas|
|3||Islam in America||Loving Mohammed Through his Companions|
This year, we will be in year 2 of our curriculum. Below are summaries of each class.
Islamic History After the Prophet’s Death: The goal of the class is for students to gain insight and pride regarding the challenges and accomplishments of the Companions following the death of the Prophet Mohammed. Topics to be covered will include an emphasis on justice at the time of expansion, the responsibility of leadership in economic prosperity, and a distinction between politics and religion.
People, Ethics, & Ideas: Students will reflect on their own struggle by hearing how the generation before them balanced the responsibility of faith while making contributions to American society. Students will also be presented with an anthology of important ideas and philosophies from multiple literal sources, along with current events, videos, podcasts, etc. The goal is to facilitate discussion and get the students thinking about their faith and spirituality, giving them tools to answer questions for themselves.
Students of all grades will focus on putting their faith into action and work on community service projects for the betterment of our community in America and abroad. Service dates will be held in-house with tentative field trips planned. Students will build relationships based on respect and service with our greater American and Muslim community. For the past couple of years, the Junior High students have participated in the Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up Program on Butterfield Road. The Teen program incorporates 1-2 service projects each year, as well as other group activities outside of class time, such as attending other Islamic events in the city.
9/17 (Mandatory Parent Orientation) 9/24 (First Full Day of Classes), 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 (Town Hall), 10/29, 11/5, 11/12 (Parent-Teacher Conferences), 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
No School on 11/26, 12/24, 12/31
1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 (Parent-Teacher Conferences), 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/1, 4/8 (Town Hall), 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/5, 5/13 (Graduation)
No School on 3/25
All parents are required to be a full-day volunteer for each child enrolled during the year. Parent Volunteers are to be present for the full class day and will assist teachers as needed. You will also be asked to serve lunch, clean up afterward, and set-up for Dhuhr prayer. In addition, Sunday School Parents are considered community members and are highly encouraged to support, participate, and volunteer for our other programs and events throughout the year.
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Tuition: $550 a year per student
Book Fee: $15 per student
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