It’s Friday and welcome to our very first virtual field trip to Turkey! Thanks for joining me for today’s journey that features a geography lesson to get you and your kids acquainted with where Turkey is in the world while providing information about the capital city of Istanbul.
It’s my hope that through the interactive content I’ve created with Microsoft Sway, your kids will scroll through to read, learn, and complete the few extension activities in each lesson become global citizens as they learn about amazing places around the world.
Over the course of the next couple months, I’ll be sharing some of the experiences from my travels each Friday as a way to #WidenYourWorld. Here’s a look at some of the topics that are part of the series. Links will go live as virtual field trip posts are published.
- Art– Ebru paper marbling and ceramics
- Food– 8 Family Friendly Dishes from Turkey to Make at Home (includes simit, irmik helfasi, kebab, dolmas, dondurma, midye dolma, Turkish coffee, spices, and more!)
- Geography– Where in the World is Turkey: Finding Turkey on a Map & Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys and caves
- History– The Silk Road and importance of caravanserais
- Religion– An Introduction to Mosques in Turkey
- Math– Converting money from dollars to Turkish Lira
- Music & Dance– The Sufi Whirling Dervishes
- Science & Engineering– Turkish Airlines Flight Training Center
- Writing– Calligraphy
Huge thanks to Turkish Airlines for extending a very generous invitation for me to join them in flying business class to Turkey and organizing and funding my adventures in Istanbul and beyond. Inspiration for using Sway for my #WidenYourWorld virtual field trip of Turkey came from attending Microsoft’s recent #ChampionsSummit in Seattle. All opinions are my own.