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Introduce your language learners to Arabic. The most useful portion of this resource is the detailed information on the Arabic alphabet. Each letter is placed in a grid that shows the various ways to write it based on the situation (beginning of sentence, end of sentence, etc.) and paired with explanation. Also provided is a list of basic vocabulary, links to resources for learning Arabic, links to recommended books, and copies of a newsletter.
Support your language learners with images, translations, sample sentences, and audio clips as they master thousands of new words. Pupils can follow the courses or study words by category as they work toward fluency and a strong vocabulary.
Eighth graders examine the linguistic and cultural impact of the Arabic language and Islamic culture on the Spanish language. They analyze and label maps, listen to and differentiate between Spanish and Arabic music, and compare and contrast modern Eastern and Western popbmusic with traditional flamenco music and modern pop fusions.
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The game today is all about names, names and the Arabic alphabet. Learners are debriefed on the significance of Arabic art and calligraphy. After lecture they practice writing their names using the classic Arabic script. A fun lesson that engage learners in a culturally diverse activity.
Ninth graders build on prior knowledge of basic food vocabulary in Arabic to compare and contrast typical foods eaten for American and Arab breakfasts. Using the specific reading strategy of identifying how English words are represented phonetically using the Arabic alphabet.
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms. In this World History instructional activity, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students present their kingdom to the class.
Explore the wonders of Turkish calligraphy, where the Arabic alphabet is transformed into animal shapes. Learners examine Islamic laws as they pertain to art as well as the zoomorphic calligraphy commonly practiced during the Ottoman Empire. A video and copy of the Arabic alphabet are included. Tip: Have learners use this technique to create their name tags during the first week of school.
Learners explore an ancient alphabet that is nothing less than beautiful. They make a calligraphy reed which they will use to write their name and a personal description with in Arabic. The lesson includes links to a sample of the Arabic alphabet as well as a PowerPoint showcasing variations of the script.
Seventh graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali and Songhay. In groups, they explore the trade routes and the spread of Islam. Using the internet, textbook and other sources, 7th graders collect information and write a summary of their findings. Group presentations are created and presented.
For this famous leaders worksheet, learners read a passage about Naguib Mahfouz and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
In this English worksheet, students read "US Teen Visits Baghdad to do His Homework," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Practice Arabic vocabulary with a group of activities designed to help you pick up vocabulary using images, meaning, and spelling. Start out with the four free word lists and upgrade when you are ready to learn even more Arabic words.
In this Arabic grammar worksheet, students follow the directions to underline or conjugate the verbs in 18 examples. They fill in the chart with the proper answers.
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group. They then collaborate to develop a news segment demonstrating what they have learned about their group's unique perspective.
In order to understand the modern-day relationship between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East, it is necessary to examine the historical roots of the conflict, beginning with British control over Palestine after World War I.
New Review Arabic - English Glossary
Designed to accompany Focus on Contemporary Arabic by Shukri Abed, this document provides 41 pages of Arabic terms with English translations. The words are organized alphabetically in Arabic and include notations that indicate colloquial terms, foreign words, common expressions, and more. Pupils will need to already have a basic understanding of Arabic in order to use the glossary.
Students examine the role of stories in African and African-American cultures. This lesson is written for students with visual impairments. They
Students participate in a simulated student exchange program assigned to live with a Muslin family in Damascus. They create a scrapbook of information from Internet resources about their experience, reflecting daily life, religion and culture.
Sixth graders examine the main parts of an airplane and explain their functions. They inquire about a flight simulator. They study a flight plan and what happens when they move the flight controls. They view and keep a logbook.
Students share, through discussion and writing, their feelings about acts of terrorism, as well as related issues such as national security and media coverage of the attacks. They continue to follow the coverage of the events in a news journal.