Desert Sands of Jordan

Learn about the the culture of Jordan – and watch an amazing demonstration of sand art – with CultureALL Ambassador Mohammad Ghnem.

Workshop Description

In the cradle of civilization, in a region known as the Fertile Crescent, the country of Jordan lies in Southwest Asia, south of Syria, west of Iraq, northwest of Saudi Arabia and east of Israel and the West Bank. Its geography boasts Mediterranean-style climate, snow-covered mountains and an arid desert plateau. The Jordanian landscape is rich with history. Mohammad Ghnem shares his stories of growing up as a Palestinian boy in Jordan. His skilled work with sand art demonstrates how patience, adaptation and resourcefulness have allowed the people of Jordan to survive and prosper through the shifting sands of time.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Mohammed Ghnem
Region/Culture Middle East-Jordan
Subject(s) Social Studies, Geography, Visual Art
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min
Room Set-Up Chair and table for art demonstration located where students can gather around to watch.