A Kid's Guide to Arab American History. More Than 50 by Yvonne Wakim Dennis

By Yvonne Wakim Dennis

Many american citizens, educators incorporated, mistakenly think all Arabs proportion an identical tradition, language, and faith, and feature just recently began immigrating to the USA. A child's advisor to Arab American History dispels those and different stereotypes and gives a latest in addition to historic examine the folks and stories that experience formed Arab American tradition. each one bankruptcy specializes in a unique workforce of Arab american citizens together with these of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and contours greater than 50 enjoyable actions that spotlight their distinctive arts, video games, garments, and foodstuff. childrens will love dancing the dabke, developing a derbekke drum, taking part in a online game of senet, making hummus, growing an arabesque layout, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. alongside the way in which they're going to learn how to count number in Kurdish, choose up a number of Syrian phrases for family, research a Yemeni asserting, and converse a little...

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Palestinian Americans come from the place considered the Holy Land for Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Egyptian Americans party in chapter 5 at a Sebou ceremony for a baby. The Egypt we usually hear about is really old, with pharaohs reigning over the lands. Egyptians are modern folks, too, but you will still enjoy making an ancient-inspired cuff bracelet and playing a game of senet. Turn on the morning news for a glimpse of Egyptian American Hoda Kotb. Sew up a kaftan to wear and light up your path with a fanous lantern.

News articles stress terrorist acts in which Arab involvement is known or suspected more than they do terrorist acts performed by other groups. Arab Americans are very loyal to the United States; thousands of Arab Americans have served in the armed forces, at every level, and Arab Americans have fought in every US conflict, including the Revolutionary War. Only Native Americans have a higher percentage of members who have served in the armed forces. Stereotype: All Arabs come from the desert and ride camels.

Truth: Movies like Disney’s Aladdin create fairy tales about Arab peoples, but Arab Americans travel like any other Americans and do not have special magic. Arab Americans and Arabs are usually presented in the news, movies, and television as being violent and cruel, but Arab Americans have one of the lowest crime rates of any group. Stereotype: Arab Americans are poorly educated and speak in pidgin English like in the movies. Truth: Arab Americans earn twice the number of master’s degrees and higher degrees as other Americans.

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