Arabic Calligraphy and Language

Presented by

Kristie Karima Burns*

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CultureALL Ambassador Kristie Burns will share samples of Arabic calligraphy and teach students which words in Arabic come from Spanish origins and which words in English come from Arabic origins. This workshop starts with two funny Arabic folktales about language and speech. Then, students learn about the Arabic language through the use of games and manipulatives (wooden shapes of Arabic letters and words), they learn how Arabic is written, the difference between colloquial and written language, and even what some American products look like in Arabic (like a Coca Cola bottle).

Workshop Details

Region/Culture

Middle East-Arabic

Subject(s)

Social Studies, Language

Participants

25

Standard Length

45

Room Setup

Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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