WHY THE TRIP TO MOROCCO IS SO DESIRABLE:
- It is an IB level Fieldwork and study trip to South Morocco for geography students. It involves units like comparative studies of rural settlements, desertification and urban growth in a developing city. It is an opportunity to feel and experience geography through desert, mountain and oasis landscapes, a coastal town economy and a complex historical city with its culturally rich community. (See attached document on Morocco information)
- Fieldwork done in Morocco in April 2002 received very favourable comments from the IB Internal Assessment Examiner. (See attached document)
- It gives students an exposure to a third world culture that is rapidly evolving. Morocco is one of the most progressive and stable countries of the Arab world.
- It is a secure and physically accessible destination from Switzerland
.. and yet a world apart!
Relevant work conducted on the trip:
- Desertification (Arid environments)
- Impact of tourism on culture (globalization unit)
- Desert landforms (Arid environments)
- Dune formation and migration (Arid environments)
- High Atlas river study (Drainage basins and their management)
- Comparison between the core and periphery of an expanding urban area in a LEDC (Settlements unit)
- Landuse in the historical core (settlement unit)
- Squatter settlements (Settlement unit)
- General experiences link closely to the core of the IB (Population, Resources and Deevelopment).
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