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Around the Arabic Nation in Two Days

Project Type: 
School Project
Award Project Round: 
Deadline Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2010

• TCLP Arabic teacher Ibrahim Elkadi will design a project titled “Around the Arabic Nation in Two Days” with support from teachers and students at Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton, South Carolina. This two-day celebration will expose 300 high school students, 100 middle school students, 70 primary students, 6 administrators and 40 teachers to the diversity of 22 Arabic-speaking countries. Local groups and neighboring schools will also be invited to attend this unique event. Student-produced exhibits, mock passports, and “tour guides” will allow individuals to explore the similarities and differences between these Arabic-speaking nations. Around the Arab Nation aims to foster a positive image and deeper knowledge of the traditions and customs of the various Arabic speaking nations. Hands-on interactions and exposure to the Arabic language, currency, text, media, food, fashion, music, dance lessons, and even webcam introduction to the Egyptian education system will promote language and culture exchange. Scrapbooks will be created to capture the student experience with the hopes that a similar cultural exchange can be replicated in the future. Additionally, Ibrahim Elkadi hopes to bring his understanding of American culture to Egypt by creating an American Club upon his return home.