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Monday, September 12th, 2011

How to Teach About 9/11 Without Oversimplifying

As global educators, we are entrusted with the challenge of making the incomprehensible understood. The Los Angeles Times ran a nice cover story regarding the challenge that 9/11 presents for teachers and students.  Ten years ago, I remember announcing the news of the Twin Towers terrorist attacks to my 9:00 a.m. 9th grade history students.  We cried. We were stupefied, brought… [Read Full Article]
Education Travel,Global Community,Global Education,Live Learn Travel,Teacher Highlights
Friday, September 02th, 2011

What Che Guevara can teach student travelers

Che Street Art, Cuba “Do you know who Che Guevara is?” The TSA officer checking our boarding passes points his question and finger at my 10-year old son. It is Milo’s T-shirt that inspires this conversational interrogation. “Che Guevara was Fidel Castro’s Chief of Staff. Did you know that?” “Yes,” Milo stares at the guard. I can tell he’s intimidated… [Read Full Article]
Education Travel,Global Education,Live Learn Travel,Political Thoughts,Vietnam Student Trips