I want to contact educators in the area and develop a dialogue to start Global Collaborations with my students. I have two schools in Amman that I have sent emails to and I am waiting for responses.
I am a World History teacher and the great thing about this trip is I will be able to incorporate so many aspects of Jordan into my classroom.
-Jordan is located in the area of Ancient Mesopotamia.
-Jordan has great Roman Ruins and I will definitely examining Rome's impact on the region.
-Jordan borders both the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. The story of Moses I teach in my class.
-The more authentic examples I can get concerning Islamic history, the better. I have been to Morocco so that is one perspective and Jordan will now be another.
-Teaching the Crusades is always interesting but having the story from the Muslim side makes it a more balanced lesson.
Preparation During Travel
Ongoing research on Jordan. Already downloaded Triposa and looking at that. Also, bought Lonely Planet guide to Jordan.