Ramadan is a month-long observance by Muslims. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, so it changes in relation to the Gregorian calendar. In 2017, Ramadan begins on May 26th and ends on June 25th.. You can find the dates for future years here.
I thought a “The Best…” list would be useful to share resources on this observance that would be accessible to English Language Learners.
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Here are my choices for The Best Sites To Teach and Learn About Ramadan (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
The CBBC Newsround has a very accessible explanation of the month.
The History Channel has an extensive site on Ramadan, including multimedia.
Learn English, Feel Good has a cloze (fill-in-the-gap) exercise on the month..
Observing Ramadan is the title of the Boston Globe’s series of photos from its “Big Picture” feature.
How Ramadan Works comes from How Stuff Works.
The BBC has a slideshow on Ramadan: Worldwide.
The New York Times has a slideshow on Ramadan Begins In Jerusalem.
The Boston Globe’s Big Picture blog has just published a series of photos title Ramadan 2009.
“KiddyHouse” has a simple guide to Ramadan
ABC News has several online videos about Ramadan.
Ramadan around the world is a slideshow from the Guardian.
Here is a great collection of photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture about Ramadan 2010.
“Ramadan At The World’s Largest Restaurant” is a video from The Wall Street Journal. This is how they describe it:
Ramadan is a brisk period for restaurants all over the Islamic world, especially at the world’s largest restaurant in Damascus.
Ramadan 2010 — Your Images comes from The Big Picture.
Ramadan Starts For Quarter Of The World is a lesson for English Language Learners.
Ramadan 2011 comes from The Boston Globe.
Ramadan – Online Exercises, Games, and Printable Worksheets comes from ESOL Courses.
Ramadan 2012 begins is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
Ramadan 2012 is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.