Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bringing Pakistan to life

How can a sixth grader be expected to empathize with a politician in far-away Pakistan? Start with a quality source (an article from this week’s New York Times Magazine works) and use Google Earth so that students can visualize the … Continue reading

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Electoral strategy — choosing the right VP

Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for President, made a campaign stop in Virginia this morning (Saturday, August 11), where he announced that his running mate for the 2012 election is Paul Ryan. As a diligent member of Triangle Learning Community … Continue reading

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Empathizing with the war in Afghanistan

I read an article in the News & Observer Thursday morning about a soldier from Raleigh, NC, who was killed by a roadside bomb in a place called Ghazni, Afghanistan. I wanted to empathize with the young man, and I … Continue reading

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Power out in India

Most people have experienced power failures. Yesterday, nearly one tenth of the planet had a power failure.  All of them live in India. These pictures from a Google image search show folks waiting for trains, but it was more than trains … Continue reading

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