Diversity Learning

Contributor :

Liz Wagner

Action Plan

I will speak to as many Jordanian citizens as I can and participate in as many cultural experiences as I can. I will take a lot of pictures so that students can do a gallery walk and compare their stereotypes about the Middle East to my personal experiences.

Pre-Departure Preparation

I am a history teacher, and as the suburban district I am teaching in becomes more diverse, the staff is undergoing diversity training. I would like to bring that diversity learning to the students. For example, I would like to learn about different aspects of Jordanian culture (i.e. food, music, dance, political views, language, etc.). Through my pictures and own experiences I would like to share that with my students.

Preparation During Travel

I will research the various cultural aspects for Jordan before I leave. This will involve reading and watching documentaries.