By Yvonne Wakim Dennis
Many americans, educators integrated, mistakenly think all Arabs proportion an analogous tradition, language, and faith, and feature just recently started immigrating to the us. A child's consultant to Arab American History dispels those and different stereotypes and offers a latest in addition to old examine the folk and reviews that experience formed Arab American tradition. each one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a distinct team 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 specified arts, video games, garments, and nutrients. youngsters will love dancing the dabke, developing a derbekke drum, enjoying a online game of senet, making hummus, developing an arabesque layout, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. alongside the best way they're going to discover ways to count number in Kurdish, decide up a number of Syrian phrases for kinfolk, study a Yemeni announcing, and converse a little...
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In A Kid’s Guide to Arab American History, you will come to know not just famous Arab American people, but also the not-so-famous neighbor next door, the owner of the corner store, the mail carrier, or the volunteer firefighter who may be Arab American, too. You will learn about the history, arts, distinctive cultures, and traditions of the many Americans who came from what is known as the Middle East or Western Asia. Arab Americans have contributed to their communities in many ways, including in education, science, health, and entertainment, but Arab inventions and discoveries made it to the Americas, too.
Stereotype: Arab Americans are terrorists. Truth: People from many backgrounds have committed acts of terror, and most terrorist acts have not been committed by Arab people or involved Arab Americans. In spite of this, people have sometimes jumped to the conclusion that Arab Americans were to blame for all kinds of terroist threats. Some Arab Americans have suffered insults and even violent attacks because of these unfair assumptions. News articles stress terrorist acts in which Arab involvement is known or suspected more than they do terrorist acts performed by other groups.
The Maples School Arabic Music Ensemble is featured, and everybody can learn to dance the Dabkeh! Twenty-two countries are considered Arab. They are spread across Western Asia and Northern Africa and have many different climates and cultures. Arabic is their official language. It is also an official minority language in Chad, Eritrea, and Israel, and some immigrants from these countries may be considered Arab as well. Algeria Bahrain Comoros Djibouti Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Mauritania Morocco Oman Palestinian Territories Qatar Saudi Arabia Somalia Sudan Syria Tunisia United Arab Emirates Yemen Chapter 2 explores Lebanese Americans, the largest Arabic group in the United States.