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Arabic Teacher Visitation and Cultural Enrichment

Project Type: 
School Project
Award Project Round: 
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016


Leah Christman, superintendent of Southern Lehigh School District, was awarded a CLP grant to help fund a one-month school visit from TCLP alumna teacher Hanan Gawdat. Hanan, who had been teaching Arabic for the school remotely, visited the school throughout the month of November. During her visit, she delivered lessons to students enrolled in the Arabic program and leda field trip to the nearby Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania to learn about Middle Eastern culture. Middle and high school teachers at Southern Lehigh also invited Hanan to visit their classes to discuss different of Egyptian culture with students and foster interest in learning Arabic.