Arabic Course First Project
In addition to communicating effectively in the target language, world language students are
expected to develop an understanding of the cultures of the speakers of that language. This
project is designed to give the student an opportunity to reflect on how to bring culture into
their daily practice as world language students.
In this project, you will:
Develop an interest in the study of the Arab culture.
Use the power of the Internet for advanced exploration of the Arab culture in
relation to specific roles.
Work with teammates to problem-solve.
Practice teamwork skills in collaborating findings and information.
Synthesize and summarize the information for presentation of findings.
Use computer application tools to create a multi-media presentation.
Use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to present findings.
Reflect and evaluate individual and group efforts in completing the project.
- The Arabic Language.
- Arab contributions to civilization.
- The Crusaders.
- Ancient Egyptian Civilization.
- The Arabian horse.
- Islamic Art.
- Middle Eastern Food.
- Middle Eastern Music.
- Middle Eastern Sports.
- Middle Eastern Countries.
- Current events
1. Important monuments in a city or country.
2. Important festivals, one specific festival may be sufficient.
3. Important people from history, music, dance, visual arts, fine arts, the cinema, sports,
science, fiction, legend, mythology, etc., etc., etc.
4. Schools: similarities and differences to those in CT.
7. A specific period in history.
8. Literature: a specific novel, play, poem, essay, short story.
9. Beauty and fashion.
Project 20% of your final grade
Students will complete a Middle Eastern magazine reflecting all aspects of the previous
topics. They are expected to write articles in English and bring pictures associated with
For this project you must
1. Respond fully to the assignment;
2. Express its purpose clearly and persuasively;
3. Make sure that your project directed toward and meets the needs of a defined
4. Begin and ends effectively;
5. Provides adequate supporting arguments, evidence, examples and details;
6. Make sure that your project is well-organized and unified;
7. Use appropriate, direct and inclusive language;
8. Correctly acknowledges and documents sources;
9. Make sure that it is free from errors in grammar, punctuation, word choice,
spelling and format;
10. Maintain a level of excellence throughout, and shows originality and creativity in
realizing 1) through 7).
Due: October 30, 2009