Brass students make literacy connections with ancient African Arabic manuscripts | Local News

Fifth-graders at Brass Elementary School recently paid a visit to Northwestern University’s Heskovits Library of African Studies where they learned firsthand from scholars about the original manuscripts of many African languages written in Arabic script.

Teacher Andrea Bell-Myers and her 25 students went to the campus last week as part of a lesson plan centered on Kenosha Unified’s focus on literacy, particularly the written word.

5,000 scripted items

During their visit to Northwestern, a private university in Evanston, Ill., library scholars gave a special presentation on the collection of ancient African Arabic manuscripts. Most of the 5,000 scripted items in the African collection…

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