In this unit, children learn that Canada is a multicultural country and that Canadian life is rich in its variety of traditions.
- Children learn when people of different cultures first lived in Canada and make a family tree to show when their own families first came to Canada.
- Children learn how each member of a community has an important role to play in society and talk to their own families about the contributions they make to the community.
- Children then investigate the different languages, food, music, games, and other cultural traditions that make Canada an exciting place to live. They interview their families about their own traditions and learn about traditions that have become part of daily life in Canada.
- Finally children investigate the symbols and well-known people that help define Canada and Canadians.
By the end of this unit students will be able to:
- Identify a Muslim home and the normal activities therein - Describe what family members do outside the home to maintain it and to serve to the community in an Islamic manner - Identify the importance of attendance at the masjid and the activities that take place there - Describe how people in the community help each other to follow Islam. It tells how the community works together to meet its needs, and how it obtains resources for service projects. - Describe the family's preparation for a trip to the home country of the parents to visit their relatives and vice versa - Talk about other countries where Muslims live, and why Muslims live there, as well as discussing Muslims who are native to non-Muslim countries.