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Intercultural understanding: Exploring Muslim contexts to extend learning - lesson planners for primary and middle years

The International Baccalaureate and the Aga Khan Development Network have worked together to develop sample planners for teaching units for primary and middle years students exploring Muslim contexts, recently published.

These provide teaching resources to be used in classrooms around the world.

The planners are developed according to the formats used in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) but could be readily adapted for use in other contexts.

There are 5 planners for the Primary Years Programme. All are transdisciplinary.

· Oman – our host country (KG2, ages 4-5 years)

· The Wonders of Exploration (grade 4; ages 9-10 years)

· Arts and Belief (grade 4; ages 9 – 10 years)

· Expression of traditions and beliefs through rituals and celebrations (grade 5; ages 10 – 11 years)

· Human migration (grade 5; ages 10 – 11 years)

There are 3 Middle Years Programme planners:

· Mapping my dreams (Visual Arts, grade 7, ages 12 – 13 years)

· How the ancients shape how we understand the world today (Sciences, grade 9; ages 14 -15 years)

· State of the nation – defining boundaries in geography, culture and community (Humanities and Arts, grade 10; ages 15 – 16 years)

View the planners at:

The IB invites teachers to give feedback on these planners and units. The feedback can be posted here, on the IB community theme site

or (for IB teachers) on the online curriculum centre (OCC).

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