Camp Wanderlust: A Journey Through Africa (12-17 year olds)
During this 3-day camp, learners will explore the history, culture, geography, and tourist attractions for three countries in Africa (South Sudan, Egypt, and "student choice") and develop a travel itinerary for a week-long vacation in each.
Annisa Wanat, BS Education, MPA Public Affairs
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Meets 3x per week
Over 1 week
50 minutes per class
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Day 1 – South Sudan – Interactive presentation about South Sudanese culture, geography, and top tourist sites. Learners will also take a virtual vacation based on an itinerary provided. Students will also vote on the country they wish to travel to on Day 3 (the teacher will narrow the list of 52 options to the more tourist friendly countries, with a write in option if a student has an interest in one not on the list) Day 2 – Egypt – Interactive presentation on Egyptian culture,...
Day 1: - Identify information on travel basics (money, language, climate, visa, immunization requirements) from government websites. Day 2: - Apply research skills learned on Day 1 to find information on travel basics. - Describe the elements that influence a country’s culture - Discuss pros and cons of potential tourist attractions to include in terms of transit times and diversity of sites visited. Day 3: - Apply research skills learned on Days 1 and 2 to find information on travel basics and top tourist sites. - Design a travel itinerary
I am a certified teacher in Social Studies and Geography. I have lived and worked on four continents and traveled to more than 40 countries. Wanderlust should be my middle name.
Nothing required - I may supply links after the class for students to read to follow up on a conversation during class that day, but it would be informational rather than required.
Learners will get a Google doc with hyperlinked resources before the class starts as well as templates for creating an 5-day itinerary.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Some countries require specific vaccinations to enter the country, which is a topic that cannot be avoided while planning a trip.
Learners will get a Google doc with hyperlinked resources before the class starts as well as templates for creating a 5-day itinerary.
Annisa Wanat, BS Education, MPA Public AffairsTeacher, traveler, democracy geek, do-gooder.
19 total reviews
34 completed classes
I enjoy providing students with the tools to decipher what is going on in the world around them by discussing current events, introducing them to new cultures and far-away lands, or helping them make their corner of the world a little better. I...