Thursday, March 10, 2011

Carver K-8 Hosts Egypt Fair

Egyptian cuisine, a tea room, products, posters and other information on the Middle Eastern nation were presented by eighth grade students at Carver K-8 School during a recent Egyptian Product Fair.

Students demonstrated what they've learned from Samy Hendawy, a visiting teacher from Egypt and as part of programs from the U.S. State Department, the American Council of Schools and the U.S. Department of Education. Hendawy has been teaching the students Arabic -- Carver is an Arabic Language Magnet School -- and much about his home nation's culture.

Students researched one of eight areas and presented their learning through film, posters, Arabic vocabulary and conversation. During the day, all Carver classrooms participated; in the evening the Fair was open to the public. Participants were able to sample authentic Egyptian cuisine furnished by the Egyptian Tea Room.

Hendawy received fellowship from the U.S. Department of State to participate in the 2010 Teachers of Critical Languages Program, one of 26 teachers  from China and Egypt. He is teaching Arabic for this year at Carver.

For more information contact Stephanie Mahan, principal, or Jennifer Thomas, ELST, at (619) 583-7021.