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ERIC Number: ED463195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Story of Joseph from the Koran. Lessons from ORIAS Institute on History through Literature in the 6th Grade/7th Grade Core Classrooms, 1998-2000.
Michalak, Laurence
This lesson about Islam and the Koran is intended for grade 6 or 7 core classrooms. The lesson plan uses the story of Joseph (not Joseph, the father of Jesus, but Joseph who was abandoned by his brothers in a pit) as told in the Koran. The lesson plan does not provide a translation of the story but indicates where one can be found on the Internet. It presents seven study questions for story comprehension and provides comparative text for each of the questions from the Koran and from the Old Testament's Book of Genesis. The lesson plan compares the Old Testament and the Koran versions of how the story of Joseph is told, presenting five questions for students to answer. It provides activities to examine Joseph's character traits as exhibited in the Koran; to construct Joseph's family tree; to create a dialogue between Joseph and the Pharaoh; to compare the Old Testament version and the Qur'an version of Joseph using a Venn Diagram; and to write a 9-paragraph character sketch of Joseph that provides a physical description of him, summarizes his background, outlines his personality traits, describes his motivation, and examines his conflicts. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Office of Resources for International and Area Studies.