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Daher Travel: Artas Itineraries

Contributed by Paltour news on 02.03.2006:

In cooperation with Artas Folklore Center,Jerusalem-based Daher Travel offers a selection of Artas experiences and itineraries.

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Let Daher tours get you to Artas, so you can save your time and effort for your hike, ramble, museum visit, lunch or folklore show.

1. Half-day Ramble from Solomon’s Pools to Artas. (including lunch , folklore sho(...)

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Artas

Contributed by Palestine Family.net on 02.03.2006:

Located a 10 minute drive to the South of Bethlehem near Solomon's Pools, Artas brims with delights for the senses and the imagination. The first heritage center licensed by the Palestinian Authority, the Artas Folklore Center is known for its ethnographic museum and library, restored historic buildings, lettuce festival, folklore troupe and handicrafts. There is something for everyone at Art(...)

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Mazraa Al Qibliyeh

Contributed by Mazraa Heritage on 02.03.2006:

Less than five minutes from Bir Zeit University, the village of Mazra’a al Qiblieyeh, whose center was recently restored by RIWAQ, has much to offer for Palestinians and foreign visitors of all ages.Custom tours, encounters and exchanges with village's heritage, women and youth groups; opportunities to experience authentic Palestinian village life through

recently-restored Palestinian(...)

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A Few Words of Warning and Advice

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

Now that you are inspired to learn more about your family's history, here are a few words of warning and advice:

There is More than One Kind of Identity Theft

Not all “Identity Theft” has to do with appropriating elements of another people’s heritage as one’s own, as I was reminded when hearing those words on TV used in relation to Hurricane Katrina. Alr(...)

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Resources for Palestinian Genealogy

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

http://www.aeicenter.org/aei/genealogy/resources/index.htm



AEI is in the process of copying most of its material over to Palestine-family.net. This will take time, given the large volume of material. From its resource page, you can find annotations on books and other (...)

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Sample Educational Activities based on Family History and Genealogy

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

Activities/Units (based on Bethlehem area)

Age group

Resources Available

Relation to other activities

Discuss sources of identity and how they vary for local and Diaspora Palestinians

Can be adapted to fit age

Worksheet Available

Discuss importance of knowledge of heritage and history for Palestinians

Can be adapted to fit age

Mak(...)

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Developing Life Skills through Genealogy and Family History

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

Genealogy, Family History and Heritage can be integrated into a number of school subjects and activities. Aside from the obvious history class, it can be an interesting and meaningful way to develop language, research and computer skills.

Language Skills (Arabic or Foreign Language):

One often learns a language more effectively when one uses it to perform(...)

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Applications of Genealogy Palestinian Family History, and Heritage

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

Look at any US-based genealogy site, and you will find spin-offs in a wide variety of fields. There is no reason why Palestine should be an exception exception.

Educational

Palestinian Genealogy, Family History, Heritage should be an integral part of the Palestinian curriculum, from Kindergarden to Tawjihi. Obviously the development of such a curriculum c(...)

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The Importance of Family History and Genealogy for the Palestinian People III: The International Stage

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

The Palestinian people are among the most talked about but least understood people on earth. The reason for this is complex and cannot be reduced to a single factor, but includes the religious filters through which people around the world see this land, entrenched positions on the Arab-Israeli conflict, media bias and selective reporting, the dearth of studies, memoi(...)

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The Importance of Genealogy and Family History for the Palestinian People: Part II Community Building

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

Community Building

by Leyla Zuaiter

Aside from benefits at the individual level, family history and genealogy has the potential to build community at various levels—a community which is in danger of disintegrating. You don’t have to look too far to see what can happen if the social fabric binding the Palestinian people starts to unravel. Look at Iraq, home to rich centuries-old (...)

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