Celebrate the Arabic New Year and learn about the calendar, customs and culture of the MIddle East with CultureALL Ambassador Kristie Karima Burns.
Celebrating the Chinese New Year is a popular tradition in classes around America. Students learn about the more than 100 kinds of calendars that still exist in the world today through celebrating the Arabic New Year. Kristie & Mohsina teach children about the different kinds of lunar New Years and the difference between the Western calendar and the lunar calendars by leading a celebration of the Arabic New Year in the classroom.
Students fill out their own “lunar calendar”, play a game created by Kristie that teaches them about the lunar months, learn some Arabic jokes about the sun and the moon and are given the opportunity to dress-‐up in traditional clothing.
|Ambassador||Kristie Burns and Mohsina Mandil|
|Subject(s)||Language Arts, Art, Music, Social Studies, Math, Science.|
|Standard Length||45 min|