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Arabic language and Arab cultureEducation packArabic language and Arab culture
Arabic language and Arab culture01ContentsIntroduction 02Assembly plan: An introduction to Arab culture 03Lesson plan 01: An introduction to Arabic language and the art of calligraphy 11Lesson plan 02: Mathematics, patterns and the Arab world 20Lesson plan 03: Celebrations, festivals and daily life for young people across the Arab world 24Lesson plan 04: Music 26Information and activity sheets28Find out more55
Arabic language and Arab culture02IntroductionThe Arab world is a fascinating, diverse geographical region stretching from south-west Asia to north-west Africa. It has an immensely rich culture and history and one of the world’s great languages that is spoken by more than 300 million people. Arabic is also one of the official languages of the United Nations and has been identified as one of the ten most important languages for the UK’s future. *This education pack is designed to help mainstream primary teachers introduce aspects of both Arabic language and Arab culture to their pupils. It contains lesson and assembly plans, facts and resources to help pupils develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the language, history and culture. The materials are designed to be flexible and adaptable for use in a variety of settings. They can be used as starting points for individual lessons and assemblies or form part of larger cross-curricular joint projects involving collaboration over a number of subjects.Your pupils can learn how to greet a friend and count in Arabic, get creative making geometric patterns and recipes, and find out about Arab culture by using our wide range of classroom resources and activities. *British Council: Languages for the Future.Languages are the bedrock of the world’s cultural heritage. Every language offers a rich and unique insight into different ways of thinking and living as well as into the history of the myriad of cultures and peoples across the globe.British Council: Languages for the Future
Arabic language and Arab cultureAssembly plan: An introduction to Arab culture
04Arabic language and Arab cultureThe following notes include background information and a script that you can use or adapt for your assembly. A slideshow is also available to download from: classroom-resources/list/arabic-language-and-cultureAssembly script suggestions:Play some Arab music for your pupils to listen to as they come in and out of assembly. An example can be found here: Tell pupils that you are going to find out about the Arab world where the main language spoken is Arabic. Give the traditional greeting: as-salaamu ,alaykum. Explain that this is a traditional Arabic

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