Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
Abdullah works at a bazaar in the city of Zanzib which is located in the Sultanates of Rashpuht. Abdullah sells carpets to merchants and patrons. In the next booth Abdullah's friend Jamal sells cooked squid. Discuss bazaars, their history, and purpose. Also, explore bazaars as a work place.
1) Class Discussion: Discuss the bazaar in Zanzib. What is it like? Who might shop there? What types of goods are sold? Can one make a living at this type of market? Research and discuss the history of bazaars. When did they first appear in historical documents? Where did they first appear? What is their purpose? Are there any still in existence? If so, where? What kind of goods and services might one find at a bazaar?
2) Class Trip: Visit a bazaar or flea market to learn about the goods and services provided in a modern...
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