Really Big Field Trip Turkey
Learn about the fascinating country of Turkey in the first of our series of Really Big Field Trip DVDs.
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What Others Are Saying
"I never knew learning about geography, history and culture could be so much fun! Katia and Thaniel are the perfect guides for this educational and entertaining adventure. And the message is so powerful and so needed - we all need to invest time in learning about other cultures if we want to break down the walls of prejudice around the world. I can't wait to see where they go next!" Dr. Dennis Denenberg, Professor Emeritus and Author/Speaker (50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet)
"Wonderful video of places most of us never will visit - Turkey! The narrative, by kids, is quick, with lots of facts that hold the audience's attention. They show places in Turkey which would interest a child and never linger on any topic too long. It explains the regions and area visited - museums, ruins, etc. in appropriate ways. The brother and sister are fun tourists to view. The interviews at the school and other places are well done. Overall, it provides an excellent example of a tour gone right! Kids don't always enjoy traveling with adults - especially to places that don't have child specific entertainment. This shows fun places in Turkey that kids would enjoy and shows them from a child's perspective. It encourages global awareness and leaves one thinking about visiting Turkey." KIDS FIRST!® Adult Juror
"I enjoyed it. It showed a lot of neat things in Turkey. It was fun to see a different country. It showed ancient ruins and had a lot of information about things that you wouldn't normally see...people in school, the house where Mary lived, John's burial, Turkish baths, and lots of cool stuff. We liked the brother and sister host because they are kids like us. I am thinking about going to Turkey. I never would have thought about it before but now I am. Turkey has some fun things and lots of really old things that would be neat to see." KIDS FIRST!® Kid Juror
Great. Knowing Turkey from perspectives of kids is wonderful.
-Huseyin, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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For Further Discussion
In the God/Allah section of the DVD, Katia mentions that the Quran was written by Mohammed. Several Muslims have clarified this statement for us. According to Muslim belief, Allah revealed the words in the Quran to Mohammed, and scribes wrote them down. Research and talk about the origins of holy writings of different religions. (By the way, this section has been updated in the TV version.)
Red Rose Intercultural & Educational Foundation
The Red Rose Intercultural & Educational Foundation is a non-political, non-profit, charitable and educational organization whose mission is to contribute making cultural diversity a source of richness and strength. The Foundation is providing logistical support.
Kimse Yok Mu
Kimse Yok Mu is one of the largest relief organizations in Turkey, with projects all over the world. Kimse Yok Mu coordinated the donation of the playset by HomePlace Structures to Lemanana Elementary School in Instanbul as part of our experience.