I would like to find time to survey local Moroccans regarding their sense of nationalism. I speak French so I hope to also improve my language skills and connect with local citizen. I am also interested in improving my Arabic skills, if time permits I would like to enroll in a conversation class or also have conversations with locals regarding their culture and sense of nationalism. I would also like to visit historical sites that have colonial significance.
In the province of Alberta our grade 12 social studies students focus on the extent to which Liberalism is embraced. I would like to create a comparative study of the Canadian and Moroccan structures of government for my grade 12 classes. In grade 11 social studies we focus on Nationalism. I would like to explore symbols and cultural elements of Nationalism Morocco while on the study tour. When I return to my classroom I intend to share my experiences with my students.My grade 10 level social studies students focus on the theme of globalization. To that end, I would like to investigate the historical legacies of colonization and the impacts of the various empires that ruled over what is now Morocco. I hope to share my research with my students and incorporate Morocco as an additional case study for our exploration of historical globalization.
Preparation During Travel
I will research the government, nationalism and historical globalization of Morocco prior to departure.