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Culture Night Performance and Arabic Fashion Show

Project Type: 
School Project
Award Project Round: 
Deadline Date: 
Monday, November 9, 2009

TCLP Arabic teacher Abir Hassan at Siletz Valley Early College Academy in Siletz Valley, OR organized a Culture Night performance and Fashion Show. Both activities provided an opportunity for her Arabic students to interact with one another and perform for the school and great community, furthering awareness of Arabic culture and language. Ms. Hassan’s Arabic skit was included during the Siletz Culture Night to over 350 community members, and a DVD was created to be used as a learning resource for future Arabic students. Fifteen students performed during the Fashion Show, describing the traditional clothes they wore and teaching the audience of basic Arabic phrases. A recording of this show was used by Ms. Hassan during six other outreach presentations at local middle and high schools with the goal of increasing awareness about Arabic culture.