Middle Eastern Marketplace

Experience shopping in a Middle Eastern marketplace with CultureALL Ambassador Kristie Karima Burns.

Workshop Description

In this workshop, Kristie Burns and Mohsina Mandil bring in products, clothing and coins from the Middle East and helps children set up a Middle Eastern Marketplace to trade their wares. Students learn a few key phrases they need to bargain at the market and the basic words for Arabic numbers. Students also create signs for their market stalls in Arabic and are given the opportunity to wear traditional clothing or accessories as they shop. This lesson always starts with some very funny traditional stories and jokes from the Middle East on the topic of money and shopping.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Kristie Burns and Mohsina Mandil
Region/Culture MIddle East
Subject(s) Social Studies, Economics, Language Arts, Music, Art
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min