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What Time Is It?

At 6:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 1:00 p.m. in Nigeria. What time is it now where you live? Draw two clocks. Draw hands on one clock to show the time where you are. Draw hands on the other clock to show the time in Nigeria. What do you think children in Nigeria might be doing right now? Please pray for them.

Learn an Iraqi Arabic Greeting

“Shako mako” means “What’s new?”

How to say it: SHAH-koo MAH-koo.

Date Syrup: An Iraqi Recipe

Dates are a popular snack in Iraq.

To make date syrup, mix one banana and ½ cup chopped dates in a blender on high speed until smooth.

Add ¼ cup of apple juice and ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon.

Mix again.

Add more apple juice if you want thinner syrup.

Pour the syrup on your favorite food or dessert.

Serve fresh.

Writing in Ancient Iraq

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The Sumerians were an ancient group of people. They lived in the region that is now Iraq. The Sumerians developed a system of writing called “cuneiform,” which means “wedge shaped.” Sumerian scribes wrote on clay tablets with styluses.

Write something on a flattened rectangle of modeling clay by pressing the end of a Popsicle stick into the clay. Use no curved or rounded marks. Make only straight marks like the marks used in cuneiform writing.

Learn Some Hindi Words

Here are some Hindi words you can learn to say:

Yes: pronounced “hah”
No: pronounced “nuh-HEE”
Thank you: pronounced ‘DAHN-yuh-bahd”