A particularly enjoyable lesson for myself and my students was a lesson on Zakat (Charity) and the Five Pillars of Islam. This was with a lower set who like to chat!
I wasn’t sure that my activities would be appropriate for the class but I decided to take the risk. The students thoroughly enjoyed the tasks and behaved excellently during the activity. They had to build a shelter for a dinosaur which was linked to the structure and stability of the Five Pillars. They also had to share out bunches of pens linking to Zakat. They were interested in the topic and were asking some really insightful questions i.e. can you just become a Muslim and receive Zakat? They engaged, completed all the tasks and behaved respectfully throughout. This was a huge success.