Peace Works Travel Blog

Friday, May 31th, 2013

Why are educational travel tours important for students?

Educational travel tours are an essential vehicle of global competency for students. There is no more effective means to provide students with hands-on-experience and lifetime lessons which transcend the classroom.  No matter the subject area, students are able to comprehend, recall, analyze and apply lessons learned by personal experience. Educational travel tours to historical sites, cities with rich cultural pasts… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, May 23th, 2013

Meeting Kim Phuc: Student Voices Salvation and Damnation

In the forward of the book, The Girl in the Picture by Denise Chong, she recounts an interview she did with George Esper, the last bureau chief of the associative press in Saigon, who describes the photograph in the following way: “It captures not just one evil of one war, but an evil of every war.”  Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, May 16th, 2013

‘Napalm Girl’ speaks about the horrors of her childhood and the importance of peace

Kim Phuc, the little girl set afire by napalm bombs during the Vietnam War, described to students, parents and teachers May 10 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall the horrors of being a nine-year-old engulfed by four napalm bombs.A photo taken that day in 1972 by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut, then 19 years old, became an iconic image of the war.Phuc… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Spotted At The Space: Nick Ut & Kim Phúc

IntroductionOn our unprecedented educational field trip to the Annenberg Space for Photography War Photos, Peace Works Travel students and schools enjoyed a conversation with Living History icons, the 1972 “Napalm Girl” Kim Phuc, and the Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer, Nick Ut. Illustrating that our program offers enrichment far beyond the standard educational travel tours, students were treated to a personal lunch… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, May 06th, 2013

‘He gave me the most heartfelt smile’

All educational travel programs are not created equally. Our student spring break packages invite teachers to creatively integrate their passion, our history curriculum and long-term relationships with dynamic NGO’s in the destination country. This year’s Investigative Journalism Adventure in Laos taught students how to make compelling videos through interviewing survivors of UXO (unexploded ordnance) leftover from the Vietnam War. Student… [Read Full Article]
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