Cruise to Ancient Cities -CLOSED


10:10 AM - 12:00 PM

10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

Join us for a virtual cruise through the ancient world to explore the oldest cities on every continent.  Along the way, we investigate what makes a place a community; examine how ordinary people lived and how they shaped history.


6 sessions starting Friday, Oct. 6 at 10:10 AM 

Syllabus: Cruise of the Centuries:  Ancient Cities
Dr. Elissa Kaplan,

Week 1: Asia 
Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Bagan, Myanmar, Kyoto, Japan, Beijing, China, Xi’an, China,
Borobudur, Indonesia

Week 2: Americas: 
Tikal, Guatemala, Poverty Point, Louisiana, Machu Picchu, Peru, Cholula, Mexico

Week 3: Europe 
Rome, Italy, Athens, Greece, Stonehenge, England, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Lisbon, Portugal

Week 4: Middle East 
Istanbul, Turkey, Jerusalem Israel, Petra, Jordan, Damascus, Persopolis, Iran, Nimrud, Iraq 

Week 5:  Indian Subcontinent
Ellora, India, Madurai, India, Takht-i-Bahi, Pakistan, Varanasi, India

Week 6:  Africa 
Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Timbuktu, Mali, Cairo, Egypt, Gondar, Ethiopia

Note:  There might be some changes in the order of cities presented.  We may not get to cruise into all the cities, but no turning back!

Facilitator: Dr. Elissa Kaplan

Dr. Elissa Kaplan is the founder and director of Growing Projects, an educational consulting company, whose vision is leadership through critical thinking and compassionate choices. She earned two MA degrees in Comparative Literature and Language Arts as well as an EdD in Educational Leadership from George Washington University (DC). Over a 17-year period, she has served as Director of Education at four synagogues in Maryland and Connecticut.