A Kid's Guide to Arab American History

A Kid's Guide to Arab American History

More Than 50 Activities

Book - 2013 | 1st ed
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"Many Americans, educators included, mistakenly believe all Arabs share the same culture, language, and religion, and have only recently begun immigrating to the United States. A Kid's Guide to Arab American History dispels these and other stereotypes and provides a contemporary as well as historical look at the people and experiences that have shaped Arab American culture. Each chapter focuses on a different group of Arab Americans including those of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and features more than 50 fun activities that highlight their distinct arts, games, clothing, and food. Kids will love dancing the dabke, constructing a derbekke drum, playing a game of senet, making hummus, creating an arabesque design, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. Along the way they will learn to count in Kurdish, pick up a few Syrian words for family members, learn a Yemeni saying, and speak a little Iraqi. Short biographies of notable Arab Americans, including actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas, singer Paula Abdul, artist Helen Zughaib, and activist Ralph Nader, demonstrate a wide variety of careers and contributions."--Publisher's description.
Presents step-by-step instructions for crafts based on Arab American customs along with a brief history of why the craft is important to Arab American culture.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781613740170
Branch Call Number: 973.00492 DENNIS j
Characteristics: xx, 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
Alternative Title: Arab American history


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