What are the first words you think of when you hear the words “Cambodian history?”
For outsiders, the answer is normally ‘The Khmer Rouge’. For Cambodians, the answer is always “Angkor Wat and the Khmer Empire”.
This course will help your trip participants understand more about the historical sites they will visit when they come to Cambodia. It will help them to see Cambodia through more than just the lens of the Khmer Rouge. You will understand the pride of the Khmer Empire and celebrate the recovery that has happened since the 1980s.
The content of this course will assist students in their contextual understanding of Cambodia. Many of the issues facing Cambodian’s today are connected to the nations experiences of conflict. This course has curriculum links with the Australian Curriculum, providing content for the cross cultural priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia.
What does it mean to visit a country who can trace their history back to the times of Jesus? This session provides some context for Cambodia’s past and present and shows how understanding of the history of Cambodia and religion in Cambodia cannot be separated.
This course is only available through our education or missions stream.