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Oman - Middle eastern culture and UNESCO World Heritage

 

Oman is one of those countries in the Middle East we seldom hear about - but this does absolutely not make it any less interesting. Through our membership in the UNESCO ASP network we have received a unique opportunity to get close to a culture and nature that is completely outstanding and different from what we are used to.

 

Oman is one of those countries in the Middle East we seldom hear about - but this does absolutely not make it any less interesting. Through our membership in the UNESCO ASP network we have received a unique opportunity to get close to a culture and nature that is completely outstanding and different from what we are used to.

 

The Lessons

During the lessons we emphasize that the students are actively participating and investigate and discuss their experiences amongst each other.

 

In class we will cover the following:

  • UNESCO's history and values
  • Arab culture
  • Islam and the different branches of the religion
  • UNESCO World Heritage WHE - what is it and what does it mean? Visit to a Danish UNESCO WHE site.
  • Planning the trip - what are the expectations and how to get the most out of working with students at Sultans School.
  • Prepare presentations for the visit to the Sultans School on religion, culture, school system, history, etc.
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals and our shared responsibility for sustainable development

 

The trip

Our programme is being planned by the Sultan's School and is devised in the light of our previous visits in Oman. It is going to be a combination of school visits, sightseeing and experiences in the nature. All activities are based on the cultural encounter and the understanding of other norms and traditions.

Cultural encounter and global citizenship: School visit at the Sultan's School: Here, the students will present their presentations, which they have produced in advance. Homestays at an Omani family. Spending time with Bedouins in the desert, where the students can dance and sing with them.

Culture and history:  Visiting the Grand Mosque, the National Museum, the Mutrah Souq, the Opera House and the UNESCO-site Bahla Fort. Apart from this, we will invite local Bedouins to visit our camp and afterwards, we are going to visit them.

Nature and geography: Spending the night in a camp in the desert, hiking in the Wadi Shab, visiting the Raz al Jinz Turtle Reserve and snorkling by coral reefs.

 

Want to read more?

http://www.unesco-asp.dk/da/world-heritage-education.html

http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/OM/

http://unesco-asp.dk/en/associated-school-project/skoleaktiviteter/336-outward-boundoman.html

 

Vaccinations

Hepatitis A, Diphtheria. - more info given

 

Teachers

Tine Valois
tv@ranumefterskole.dk

 

Terms and economy

Self-payment approx. 9.000 DKK.

+ possibly a collective cancellation insurance - 350 DKK. Visa included, if you have a danish passport.

Pocket money: Approx. 500-1.000 DKK. recommended

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