I&CE Project

Islamic and Citizenship Education (I&CE) is a unique programme aiming to educate children how to become good practicing Muslims and at the same time be active members of the wider society.
It has two tiers the first is key stage 2 for children aged 9-11 and the other key stage 3 for children aged 11-14.

Lesson 1: What is Citizenship?

  • To introduce the Islam and Citizenship (ICE) project and the pupils’ role within it 
  • To understand what citizenship is

Lesson 2: Guidelines for Holding a Dialogue

  • To know what a dialogue is
  • To know what makes a good dialogue

Lesson 3: Enquiry and Research

  • To understand that Islam encourages questioning and seeking correct information from a range of sources

Lesson 4: The Madrasah, The Masjid, The Community

  • To understand how we can contribute to the community through the madrasah
  • To know that working closely together in the community is part of citizenship

Lesson 5: Understanding Conflict

  • To understand what conflict is and how people respond to it

Lesson 6: Resolving Conflict

  • To learn the Islamic method of resolving conflict
  • To understand that good citizens deal with conflicts in a peaceful and law-abiding way

Lesson 7: Dealing with Conflict

  • To reinforce the idea that conflicts should be resolved peacefully
  • To understand that the term’ jihad’ means struggle
  • To understand that the greater jihad is the struggle to do good and to stay away from bad
  • To know that Islam condemns suicide absolutely

Lesson 8: Law and Order

  • To explore the importance of law and order in society
  • To learn that Islam requires Muslims to be law-abiding citizens 

Lesson 9: Tolerance, Respect and Love for Humanity

  • To learn the difference between the qualities of tolerance, respect and love and their importance in Islam
  • To understand that these qualities also make a good citizen

Lesson 10: Community Cohesion

  • To learn what ‘community cohesion’ means
  • To explore the Islamic teachings regarding living and working with others

Lesson 11: Constitution of Madinah – A Multi-faith Society

  • To learn about the world’s first successful attempt to lay down the principles for a multi-faith society
  • To appreciate that the Prophet encouraged all people living in Madinah to exercise their rights and fulfil their responsibilities

Lesson 12: Living in a Multi-faith Society

  • To learn that citizenship and Islam teaches respect and tolerance for people of all faiths and of no faith

Lesson 13: Being a British Muslim

  • To understand that we can be Muslim and British
  • To understand that Islam recognises different nations and tribes
  • To understand that Islam teaches that no nation is better than another, but the best are those who are righteous

Lesson 14: Volunteering and Giving Charity

  • To understand that both Islam and citizenship teach us to volunteer and give charity

Lesson 15: Active Citizenship

  • To understand the nature of active citizenship.
  • To learn that active citizenship is part of the Islamic way oflife

Lesson 16: Islam and the Environment

  • To learn that as Muslims and as citizens we have a responsibility for the environment

Lesson 17: Diversity within Islam

  • To learn that Muslims respect all other Muslims regardless of the group they belong to
  • To understand that Islam encourages us to celebrate similarities and respect differences 

Lesson 18: Equality Issues: Role of Men and Women

  • To understand what Islam says about the role of men and women in the modern world
  • To learn that men and women are equal citizens

Lesson 19: Dealing with Racism and Bullying

  • To understand what racism is
  • To understand how racism is different from bullying
  • To understand that Islam condemns all forms of racism and teaches equality for all humanity

Lesson 20: Rights and Responsibilities

  • To learn and understand the rights and responsibilities of individuals in society

Lesson 21: Informed Decisions, Responsible Actions

  • To understand that as Muslims we are required to make informed decisions and take responsible actions

Lesson 22: Good Muslim, Good Citizen

  • To bring together the learning from previous lessons
  • To understand that to be a good Muslim is to be a good citizen

Lesson 1: What is Citizenship?

  • To understand the nature of the Islam and Citizenship  Education (ICE) project and the pupils’ role within it
  • To discuss what pupils know about citizenship
  • To begin to explore citizenship from an Islamic perspective

Lesson 2: Guidelines for Engaging in Dialogue

  • To explore the ground rules for engaging in dialogue
  • To explain that these ground rules apply whenever you are engaging in dialogue
  • To understand that Islam encourages dialogue in order to seek the truth and to build relationships

Lesson 3: Critical Enquiry and Research

  • To provide students with research and enquiry skills
  • To establish that Islam encourages research and enquiry

Lesson 4: School Council and Shura

  • To explore the nature of citizenship in the context of the school and to show that this is similar to what goes on in local and national government
  • To provide some examples of shura and show how this helps to build a stable and happy community

Lesson 5: Active Citizenship

  • To discuss and understand ‘active citizenship’
  • To demonstrate that active citizenship is part of the Islamic tradition
  • To explore the relationship between British Muslims and the global Muslim community – the ummah

Lesson 6: Volunteering and Giving Charity

  • To understand why volunteering and giving charity is important for Muslims
  • To appreciate that volunteering and charity are key components of good citizenship

Lesson 7: Dealing with Racism

  • To understand that Islam and citizenship condemn all forms of racism and teach equality for all humanity
  • To examine Prophet Muhammed’s sermon (at Arafat) as a perfect vehicle for these teachings

 

Lesson 8: Equality Issues: Role of Men and Women

  • To know that Islam and citizenship insist on gender equality
  • To explore what Islam says about the rights and responsibilities of men and women in the modern world

Lesson 9: Resolving Conflict

  • To understand the nature of conflict
  • To teach a range of techniques about settling conflicts in a friendly way
  • To learn the Islamic method of resolving conflict

Lesson 10: Dealing with Conflict

  • To reinforce the idea that conflicts should be resolved peacefully
  • To learn about the meanings of the word ‘jihad’
  • To learn Islam and the Geneva Convention lay down very strict rules about the conduct of war
  • To reinforce the command that suicide is haram

Lesson 11: Tolerance, Respect and Love for Humanity

  • To understand the concept of tolerance, respect and love for humanity
  • To learn that tolerance, respect and love are qualities of a good Muslim and are key citizenship values

Lesson 12: Community Cohesion

  • To understand that Britain is made up of diverse religious, ethnic and cultural communities
  • To learn that diversity should be seen as a unifying, and not a divisive force
  • To understand that different communities have valuable contributions to make towards the betterment of society
  • To understand what the term ‘community cohesion’ means

Lesson 13: The Constitution of Medina – A Multi-faith Society

  • To learn about the world’s first attempt to lay down the principles for a multi-faith society
  • To appreciate that Prophet Muhammad encouraged all people living in Madinah to exercise their rights and fulfil their responsibilities

Lesson 14: Living and Working with Others

  • To understand that Islam teaches tolerance and respect towards people of all faiths and those of no faith
  • To examine the multi-faith nature of the UK population

Lesson 15: British or Muslim, or British Muslim?

  • To understand that individuals have multiple identities, and we should not have to choose one identity over another
  • To understand there are religious, ethnic, cultural and national identities
  • To understand that Islam teaches that no nation is better than another, but the best are those that are righteous

Lesson 16: Diversity within Islam

  • To understand that there is diversity within Islam
  • To learn that good Muslims do not look down on other Muslims, regardless of the groups they belong to
  • To understand that Islam encourages us to celebrate similarities and respect differences

Lesson 17: Rights and Responsibilities

  • To understand the difference between ‘rights’ and ‘responsibilities’
  • To highlight the different ways Muslims can enjoy their rights and fulfil their responsibilities
  • To learn that the government has constitutional rights over, and responsibilities towards, its citizens

Lesson 18: Islam and the Environment

  • To teach that we all have a responsibility for protecting the environment
  • To understand that we need to preserve the earth’s resources for future generations
  • To show gratitude for God’s blessings by using natural resources wisely

Lesson 19: Law and Order

  • To explore the importance of law and order in society
  • To understand that Muslims, like everybody else, should be law-abiding citizens
  • To establish that law and order is a fundamental part of Islam

Lesson 20: Understanding Democracy

  • To find out what democracy is
  • To discuss our role in a democratic society

Lesson 21: Informed decisions and Responsible Actions

  • To understand how to make informed decisions and to take responsible actions
  • To learn that Islam encourages us to research and seek the truth

Lesson 22: Good Muslim, Good Citizen

  • To bring together the learning from previous lessons
    • To understand that to be a good Muslim is to be a good citizen

     

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