Jordan Westburgalamo World Geography

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Do you need some new inspiration for your Geography Fair Project? This list contains sixty (plus a few extra!) ideas to help your student get moving toward an amazing Geography Fair display!

A huge thanks to all the fantastic kids in our homeschool co-op. All of the photos are of their fabulous efforts in creating great geography fair displays.

1. Color a Flag

2. Sew a Flag

Geography and Climate Much of Jordan is barren desert. The north-western part of the country is part of the so-called Fertile Crescent. The other fertile area consists of the highlands forming the eastern edge of the Jordan Valley. The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology). Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about.

3. Display a Large Fabric Flag

4. Create a Flag Mosaic

5. Compile a National Treasure Box

6. Create a Time Line of the History of the Country, State, or Regio

7. Cultural Music with Headphones

8. Display Photographs

9. Display Post Cards

10. Create a Salt Dough Map

11. Bake a Cookie Dough Map

12. Construct a Map with Strings Connecting to Points of Interest

13. Tri-fold Board Display

14. Create a Cultural Craft

15. Have a Make It-Take It Craft Station

16. Print Recipe Cards
make multiple copies so others can take one home and try the recipe!

17. Share Food Samples
World Market is a great place to find already prepared food from the country you are studying.

18. Display a Cooking Project and Offer Samples

19. Super Simple File Folder Report
Grab the pack from the continent you need and get your student started on a file folder report for his or her country choice.

20. Interactive Word Game
for foreign languages or even similar languages; the game below was made with pockets

21. Sew Traditional Clothes

22. Wear a Costume or Traditional Clothes

23. Have Clothes for Attendees to Try On

24. Display a Doll in Traditional Dress

25. Make a Scrapbook

26. Collect Money to Display

27. Collect Toys to Display

28. Collect Other Artifacts to Display

29. Create a Country Lapbook

30. Complete an Animal Lapbook


31. Display a Lapbook on a Tri-fold Board

32. Make a Poster Board

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33. Write a Report

34. Make a Mural

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35. Craft a Pop-up Book
scroll down until you find it

36. Put Together a Notebook

37. Build a Model

38. Design a Webpage
share it on a laptop or tablet

39. Make a Triarama

40. Create a 4D Triorama/Pyramid

41. Construct an Electric Wired Answer Board

42. Craft a Diorama
instructions for a Shoebox Diorama

43. Use Graphs to Display Information

44. Use Charts to Display Information

45. Display a Game ​Specific to Your Country’s Culture

46. Make an Interactive Matching Game

47. Trivia Quiz
You can do this in the form of a notebook or as a video display

48. Display a Game Invented in the Country You Are Presenting

49. Host a Coloring Contest at Your Table

​50. Use a Teaser Question at Your Display

51. Wear a Teaser Question Around Your Neck

52. Craft a Sculpley Clay Sculpture

53. Create Sculpley Clay Animals

54. Make a Paper Mache Sculpture

55. Offer Attendees Coloring Pages Connected to Your Project

56. Create a Travel Brochure

57. Display Actual Travel Brochures

58. Display a Native Plant

59. Design a LEGO Building Project

60. PowerPoint Presentation
display with a laptop or tablet at your table

61. Create a Video Presentation
display with a laptop or tablet at your table

62. Display Picture Books Set in Your Country, State, or Region

63. Create a 3D Pop-up Book on Zooburst and Use a Tablet for Displaying It

64. Design a Stop-Motion Video for Attendees to View

65. Make a Suitcase Scrapbook

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  • Land
  • People
    • Settlement patterns
  • Economy
  • Government and society
  • Cultural life
  • History
    • Jordan under King Ḥussein
    • Reign of ʿAbdullāh II

Mineral resources include large deposits of phosphates, potash, limestone, and marble, as well as dolomite, kaolin, and salt. More recently discovered minerals include barite (the principal ore of the metallic element barium), quartzite, gypsum (used as a fertilizer), and feldspar, and there are unexploited deposits of copper, uranium, and shale oil. Although the country has no significant oil deposits, modest reserves of natural gas are located in its eastern desert. In 2003 the first section of a new pipeline from Egypt began delivering natural gas to Al-ʿAqabah.

Virtually all electric power in Jordan is generated by thermal plants, most of which are oil-fired. The major power stations are linked by a transmission system. By the early 21st century the government had completed a program to link the major cities and towns by a countrywide grid.

Beginning in the final decades of the 20th century, access to water became a major problem for Jordan—as well as a point of conflict among states in the region—as overuse of the Jordan River (and its tributary, the Yarmūk River) and excessive tapping of the region’s natural aquifers led to shortages throughout Jordan and surrounding countries. In 2000 Jordan and Syria secured funding for constructing a dam on the Yarmūk River that, in addition to storing water for Jordan, would also generate electricity for Syria. Construction of the Waḥdah (“Unity”) Dam began in 2004.


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Manufacturing is concentrated around Amman. The extraction of phosphate, petroleum refining, and cement production are the country’s major heavy industries. Food, clothing, and a variety of consumer goods also are produced.


The Central Bank of Jordan (Al-Bank al-Markazī al-Urdunī) issues the dinar, the national currency. There are many national and foreign banks in addition to credit institutions. The government has participated with private enterprise in establishing the largest mining, industrial, and tourist firms in the country and also owns a significant share of the largest companies. The Amman Stock Exchange (Būrṣat ʿAmmān; formerly the Amman Financial Market) is one of the largest stock markets in the Arab world.


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Jordan’s primary exports are clothing, chemicals and chemical products, and potash and phosphates; the main imports are machinery and apparatus, crude petroleum, and food products. Major sources of imports are Saudi Arabia, the United States, China, and the European Union (EU). Major destinations for exports are the United States, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. In 2000 Jordan signed a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States. The value of exports has been growing, but it does not cover that of imports; the deficit is financed by foreign grants, loans, and other forms of capital transfers. Although Jordan’s trade deficit has been large, it has been offset somewhat by revenue from tourism, remittances sent by Jordanians working abroad, earnings from foreign investments made by the central bank, and subsidies from other Arab and non-Arab governments.


Services, including public administration, defense, and retail sales, form the single most important component of Jordan’s economy in both value and employment. The country’s vulnerable geography has led to high military expenditures, which are well above the world average.

The Jordanian government vigorously promotes tourism, and the number of tourists visiting Jordan has grown dramatically since the mid-1990s. Visitors come mainly from the West to see the old biblical cities of the Jordan Valley and such wonders as the ancient city of Petra, designated a World Heritage site in 1985. Income from tourism, mostly consisting of foreign reserves, has become a major factor in Jordan’s efforts to reduce its balance-of-payments deficit.


Labour and taxation

Jordan has also lost much of its skilled labour to neighbouring countries—as many as 400,000 people left the kingdom in the early 1980s—although the problem has eased somewhat. This change is a result both of better employment opportunities within Jordan itself and of a curb on foreign labour demands by the Persian Gulf states.

The majority of the workforce is men, with women constituting roughly one-seventh of the total. The government employs nearly half of those working. About one-seventh of the population is unemployed, although income per capita has increased. Labour unions and employer organizations are legal, but the trade-union movement is weak; this is partly offset by the government, which has its own procedures for settling labour disputes.

About half of the government’s revenue is derived from taxes. Even though the government has made a great effort to reform the income tax, both to increase revenue and to redistribute income, revenue from indirect taxes continues to exceed that from direct taxes. Tax measures have been adopted to increase the rate of savings necessary for financing investments, and the government has implemented tax exemptions on foreign investments and on the transfer of foreign profits and capital.

Transportation and telecommunications

Jordan has a main, secondary, and rural road network, most of which is hard-surfaced. This roadway system, maintained by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, not only links the major cities and towns but also connects the kingdom with neighbouring countries. One of the main traffic arteries is the Amman–Jarash–Al-Ramthā highway, which links Jordan with Syria. The route from Amman via Maʿān to the port of Al-ʿAqabah is the principal route to the sea. From Maʿān the Desert Highway passes through Al-Mudawwarah, linking Jordan with Saudi Arabia. The Amman-Jerusalem highway, passing through Nāʿūr, is a major tourist artery. The government-operated Hejaz-Jordan Railway extends from Darʿā in the north via Amman to Maʿān in the south. The Aqaba Railway Corporation operates a southern line that runs to the port of Al-ʿAqabah and connects to the Hejaz-Jordan Railway at Baṭn al-Ghūl. Rail connections also join Darʿā in the north with Damascus, Syria.

Royal Jordanian is the country’s official airline, offering worldwide service. Queen Alia International Airport near Al-Jīzah, south of Amman, opened in 1983. Amman and Al-ʿAqabah have smaller international airports.

In 1994 Jordan introduced a program to reform its telecommunication system. The government-owned Jordan Telecommunications Corporation, the sole service provider, had been unable to meet demand or provide adequate service, particularly in rural areas; it was privatized in 1997. Since then, the use of cellular telephones has mushroomed, far outstripping standard telephone use. In addition, Internet use has grown dramatically.