This was the beginning of the students’ Modern Cultures of the World project. Parents, grandparents, and community members who grew up outside of the US met with students to answer their many questions. 6th graders will use these conversations to spark further research based on what they want to know more about, develop theses, and teach lessons to their peers based on their findings.
Repost from @hanaradio:
About 5 years ago, my friend @susan_ali2 told me that her husband – the late Dr Ali Bob – would go every year to the local school and talk to the 6th graders about #sudan – as part of their social studies unit on the Kingdom of Kush.
One year, they called again asking for Dr Ali- but he had passed away. She asked me if I would take over his tradition- and I’ve been doing it ever since.
Loved talking to them today- they had so many great questions! If you’re Sudanese in California with a 6th grader, reach out to the social studies teacher and ask if they’d like a presentation on Sudan. It’s that simple.
Thanks to the teachers and may Allah bless the soul of Dr Ali Bob and may others be inspired to follow his example and do the same.