Monthly Archives: February 2011

Interconnected World

This 10-minute video, titled The Most Dramatic Footage From the 18-day Revolution, is indeed the best footage I have yet seen of the remarkable and historic events from Egypt.  It has good music, is well-paced, and does a nice job … Continue reading

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Mubarak Steps Down

At 9:15 on Friday morning, I woke up (no school thanks to Winter Break!), wondering what would happen in Cairo.  I learned from the New York Times that Mubarak had reportedly left Cairo: So where did he go? Apparently, he … Continue reading

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A dramatic Thursday = great questions

Just before my last class of the day on Thursday, I learned that President Mubarak was scheduled to speak soon.  Around 2 p.m. (the class runs from 1:35-3:10), our class learned that Mubarak was supposed to speak at 3 p.m. (10 p.m. … Continue reading

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Day 15 — What will happen?

Maybe it’s because I’m following this story so closely, but I can’t remember a foreign-policy story with as much staying power as the events in Egypt.  The story has been front-page news for more than two weeks.  It’s the lead story in … Continue reading

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Applied History

This past Friday morning (Feb. 4), a total of 19 high school students came to my classroom at 7 a.m. to learn more about Egypt: Careful counters will note only 18 students in the picture above (go ahead: count — it’s fun).  … Continue reading

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Friday morning update

It’s about 5 a.m. in North Carolina, which means it’s noon in Egypt.  Because most of Egypt is Muslim, there are Friday prayers going on now, but there’s a showdown expected later today in Egypt.  UPI reports that there’s a plan … Continue reading

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More background on Egypt

The violence continues in Cairo.  I just heard on NPR that five were killed and 800 wounded in violence yesterday (Wednesday).  Here’s the front page of today’s New York Times, as of about 6:45 Thursday morning: As you can read above, … Continue reading

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