Wadi Rum – Deserts

Author(s): Tim Taylor & Jenny Lewis

Theme: Deserts

Main Curriculum Focus
National History & Geography
Deserts and where they are in the world
Investigate weather and climate in deserts
Find out about people who live in deserts
Animals and plants adaptation

Inquiry Question
"What is a desert?
How are they formed?
What kinds of animals have adapted to life in the desert?
How do people live in the desert?"

Expert Team: Photographers and film makers

Client(s): BBC - Natural History Unit

Commission
To visit Wadi Rum in Jordan to investigate what kinds of animals live there and film what they find.

Context

Description: A team of natural history photographers and film makers are commissioned by the BBC to visit Wadi Rum in Jordan to investigate what kinds of animals live there and film what they find. They are allocated a Bedouin guide to help them in the dangerous environment. Everything goes well until the team are separated from their guide following a sand storm.

Resources:
Slideshow - BBC: Deserts
Factsheet - Desert Animals
Factsheet - Beduin Names

Thank you to Mehedi Saleh of Bedouin Directions, Wadi Rum, Jordan for giving us his permission to use this material from his website blog. The article was originally published on www.wadirumjeeptours.com. Author: Emily Garbutt

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