Lin, Wanlin's Capstone Project
This program will use students as resources to introduce Arabic culture and language to the school through an international week summed up by an event to celebrate diversity. The focus of our program will be how Middle Eastern culture influenced other disciplines including Art, science, history, and literature.
My capstone project is The Cultures’ Club. The club main objectives are to introduce the Moroccan culture besides the Middle East culture to my American host school staff and students. I will meet the interested students and club members on a regular basis so as to share different presentations and workshops about the different aspects of Morocco’s culture and the cultures of other Middle East countries such as Egypt , Syria , and Palestine .
I have done a multifunctional capstone project, including Arabic Language and Moroccan Culture. I set a basic curriculum for kindergarteners. I also established a Virtual Club called "Taqaddam" (Face the Future) where I have shared with Parents and Guardians different aspects of the Moroccan culture such as cuisine, traditional clothes and celebrations. I also created a Digital Library and entitled it "Today a Reader,Tomorrow a Leader" to encourage kids to read at an early age.
My capstone project is composed of three parts. The first is entitled the 'Foreign Languages Hour' which is part of a school project launched by the school for the purpose of teaching Arabic and Spanish for all students at school.
Project title: Romeo & Juliet meets Layla and Majnun. As a project we will create a short shadow puppet video where students will act out parts of Romeo and Juliet and Layla and Majnun as thought to showcase both cultures. We were also joined with a visual artist from the Flock Theater (theater artists) and Alicia Cobb (visual artist) to help students bring it to life and work on the artwork with the students. The play was recorded and showcased on the morning announcements.
My capstone project is to build up the relationship between students in U.S school and students in China via online videos. Students in U.S school have already learned some basic Chinese words so that they can make a brief introduction about themselves. Also American students will ask some questions like “ni hao ma? (how are you?)”, “ni jiao shen me ming zi? (what’s your name)” and “ni ji sui? (how old are you)”. If they want to introduce more about themselves or they want to ask more questions, they can speak in English slowly and clearly.