By Yvonne Wakim Dennis
Many americans, educators incorporated, mistakenly think all Arabs proportion an analogous tradition, language, and faith, and feature just recently began immigrating to the U.S.. A child's consultant to Arab American History dispels those and different stereotypes and offers a modern in addition to old examine the folk and reports that experience formed Arab American tradition. each one bankruptcy specializes in a special staff of Arab americans together with these of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and lines greater than 50 enjoyable actions that spotlight their certain arts, video games, garments, and nutrition. teenagers will love dancing the dabke, developing a derbekke drum, enjoying a online game of senet, making hummus, growing an arabesque layout, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. alongside the best way they'll discover ways to count number in Kurdish, decide up a number of Syrian phrases for family, examine a Yemeni announcing, and converse a little...
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