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A Teacher’s Journey to Thailand. Chasidy Miroff Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program 2007. Geography. Thailand is located in Southeast Asia. The capital city is Bangkok, the major economical and financial center of Southeast Asia. Thailand was once known as Siam. The Chao Phraya River.

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a teacher s journey to thailand

A Teacher’s Journey to Thailand

Chasidy Miroff

Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program

2007

geography
Geography
  • Thailand is located in Southeast Asia.
  • The capital city is Bangkok, the major economical and financial center of Southeast Asia.
  • Thailand was once known as Siam.
the chao phraya river
The Chao Phraya River
  • This river runs through the heart of Bangkok.
  • It is a major source for transportation and trade.
  • Traditional Thai homes are located along the banks of the river.
education
Education
  • There a various types of schools throughout Thailand.
  • The Roon-A-Roong School is a private school outside of Bangkok.
  • Class sizes are small, and emphasis is placed on studying the teachings of Buddha.
roon a roong
Roon-A Roong
  • Students at this school learn academics, as well as physical education.
  • Students also enjoy learning about music and dancing.
satri sri suriyothai
Satri sri Suriyothai
  • Suriyothai is a public school for girls in Bangkok.
  • Over 2000 students attend this school.
  • Students learn academics, as well as a strong foundation of home economics.
hill tribe school
Hill Tribe School
  • The hill tribes of northern Thailand are among the most disadvantaged people in the country.
  • They face problems with citizenship, which makes public education difficult.
  • They live in rural villages, and they learn agriculture and craft skills.
thai food
Thai Food
  • Thailand is famous for excellent food.
  • Pad Thai is a traditional Thai noodle dish.
  • The Rambutan is a fruit that can only be found in Thailand. It is nicknamed “hairy fruit.” It is delicious!
the floating market
The Floating Market
  • Floating markets are popular throughout Thailand.
  • People trade food, spices, and souvenirs.
  • Tourists and locals visit these markets daily.
thai massage
Thai Massage
  • Wat Pho Massage School in Bangkok is the best place to learn the art of traditional Thai massage.
  • The legendary Thai massage promotes good circulation and overall health.
lampang elephant conservation center
Lampang Elephant Conservation Center
  • Elephants are a huge part of Thai culture and history.
  • This conservation center is the only place in Thailand that promises the elephants are treated humanely.
  • Elephants are trained by mahouts, and some elephants can even paint pictures.
buddhism
Buddhism
  • Buddhism is the major religion of Thailand.
  • Every male in Thailand should become a Buddhist monk at one point in his life, for varying amounts of time.
  • The video on this screen shows information on Buddhism for students.
the history
The History
  • Thailand was once known as Siam.
  • The country has had many capitals, from Sukothai to Ayutthaya to Bangkok.
  • Currently, Thailand is under the direction of King Bhumipol, also known as King Rama IX.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Thailand is filled with exciting culture and history.
  • The people of Thailand always smile and greet visitors with a warm welcome.
  • Thailand is important to study, because it connects the United States to Southeast Asia.