Social Studies Curriculum
The focus of the Social Studies instruction at Noor Academy of Arizona is to develop the academic content and skills in the four interrelated disciplines of history, geography, civics/government, and economics that are essential to the understanding of human experience for all learners.
- To develop an understanding that history of mankind has been a struggle between the truth (Al-Haq) and the falsehood (Al-Batil). As long as we follow the guidance from Allah (SWT), and the way of the Messenger of Allah, we will be successful.
- To develop an understanding of chronological thinking, the connection between causes and effects, and between the continuity and change.
- To develop citizens who understand contemporary issues with a depth and wisdom drawn from the experience of the past.
- To recognize that the concepts of monotheism implies universality, equality, fraternity and brotherhood of man.
- To teach students to think spatially.
- To develop an understanding the human and physical characteristics of the Earth’s places and regions.
- To understand how people of different cultural backgrounds interacted with their environment.
- To develop an understanding of the essential skills of asking geographic questions:; acquiring, presenting, and analyzing.
Civics and Government
- To develop an understanding of man as the Khalifah (vicegerent) of Allah (SWT) on this planet who runs his affairs with mutual consultation (shura).
- To develop in all students the knowledge and skills for informed, responsible participation in public life.
- To develop a basic understanding of politics and government, and practice the skills of good citizenship.
- To develop an understanding of the importance of each person as an individual, and the respect for human and civil rights of all people.
- To recognize the concepts of trust (amanah), development (tazkiyah) and investment (infaq) for the Sake of Allah (SWT) as the powerful foundation for social justice, prosperity and equality in the society.
- To develop an economic way of thinking and problem solving in order to understand and apply basic economic principles to decisions that will be made as consumers, members of the workforce, citizens, voters, and participants in the global marketplace while adhering to the principles that were characteristic of the Prophet Muhammad in all our transactions.