mark holiest month with fasting, focus on prayer
Muslims around the world will mark the start of ___________________ on Thursday.
Muslims fast?What is it intended to
3.Ramadan is a
time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on ______________________.
4.What are the
five pillars of Islam?
6.How do they
prepare for their fast?
7.How do they
break their fast?
sunset prayer, what happens to celebrate their fast?
be exempted from fasting?
some Ramadan traditions?
traditions in Egypt?
traditions in the Persian Gulf countries?
at the end of Ramadan?What
celebrations and traditions are held?
Discussion Questions and Essay Prompts:
·Did you know much about the holiday of Ramadan prior
to reading this article?
·Did you learn anything new?
·What stood out to you?
·Have you ever fasted before, either for a religious
or medical reason?How did you feel
not eating several meals?Was it
difficult?Why or why not?
Why is it important to learn about other cultures and religions?
Newspaper-related CBA activity:U.S.
How the United States government interacts with the world affects people across
the globe.Analyze and evaluate the
causes and effects of US foreign policy on people in the United States and
across the world.
The Seattle Times e-edition, find an article from this week that deals with
world politics or foreign policy.
the main points of view from someone living in that particular country?How is that “view” similar and different than your own opinion, regarding
the specific issue the article is discussing?
·Why is it important to study and learn
about foreign policy?How does it
help you understand the world we live in, using current issues and events?
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