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Somali Culture Resources
Somalia and the Somalis: A Handbook for Teachers
This handbook is for school administrators, teachers, counselors, social workers, and paraprofessionals who work with Somali immigrants and want to learn more about their culture. Is intended to serve as a cultural guide for educators who are keen on enriching and diversifying the social studies curriculum. Some of the topics covered in the book include: comparison of village, town and countryside, traditions and beliefs, family, food, songs, fables, folktales, and basic Somali language.
Somali Language Resources for Teachers and Students
Somali Picture Dictionary
Each Picture Dictionary has approximately 800 words, including alphabets and numbers, common phrases, animals, cultural artifacts and more!
Somali Bilingual Educational Glossary
Each translated glossary contains both the common English educational terms and the suggested translation. These are Saint Paul Public Schools’ recommendations for standardized translated educational terms used in translations and interpretations. This Educational Glossary should be used as a guide for educators and school staff to help facilitate better communication between parents and school. Available in Khmer (Cambodia), Hmong, Oromo, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
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