Monthly Archives: August 2010

Learning from my students

My students have been asking great questions, making cool connections, and finding quality resources.  Here’s a sampling of what they have been up to: For some context, I assigned my students to read an article from the New York Times, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Farming and Football

My students are doing a great job engaging with the material.  I’ll share a sampling of what they have taught me in the past few days in the next post. But first, an update to explain some of what I have learned … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ronald McDonald House

Today, my advisory is going to do community service work at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.  We will be helping out in any way that’s needed — cleaning, working around the grounds, etc — but the students will also … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chinese traffic jam

China has 1.3 billion people.  Two posts ago, I noted that India will soon pass China — but for now China is #1.  As an indicator of how many people are in China, consider this traffic jam outside Beijing (article … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Empathizing with Pakistan

There’s a scene from the movie Hotel Rwanda (2004) where a camera man named Jack has shot horrible footage of the Rwandan genocide that killed 800,000 people in 100 days.  Paul Rusesabagina, the hero of the movie who saves more than 1,200 people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

India’s population

China has the most people of any nation, at about 1.3 billion.  India runs a close second, with about 1.2 billion people.  That means 36% of the world (2.5 out of 6.8 billion people) live in either India or China.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Foreign Aid

Pakistan’s flooding is a huge crisis — a UPI column calls it a flood of Biblical proportions.  I heard on NPR this morning that India is giving $5 million to Pakistan, which is kind of a big deal since they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment