Desert Sands of Jordan

Presented by

Mohammad Ghnem


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 arid desert plateau. The Jordanian landscape is rich with history. The charismatic 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




Social Studies, Geography, Visual Art



Standard Length


Room Setup

Chair and table for art demonstration located where students can gather around to watch.

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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