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What Do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Life of Brian Have in Common?

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What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Monty Python's Life of Brian have in common? I bet you were wracking your brain to remember if Harrison Ford was in Life of Brian (he wasn’t). No, it’s more geographic – all of them were filmed in Tunisia!

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Family Travel Tips to Mauritius

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Have you been yet to Mauritius? If your kids are checking destinations off on a map, they might be begging you to plan a trip here. It’s a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar (the 180th largest nation in the world).

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Good Work in Owerri

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The workshops in Owerri began today with approximately 70 teachers, college students, and faculty from the Federal College of Education. Many of them had attended the talk yesterday, so they were prime to get creative, which is exactly what they did.

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Owerri, Here We Come

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It was a fun ride from Nsukka to Owerri on Friday. I saw lots of street vendors, roadside markets, and military checkpoints. Obi and I bought roasted corn, peanuts, and bananas for the trip. We were well stocked for the 3 hour journey.

 

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A Successful Conference

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The conference went very well. Titled “Global Literacy Learning Spaces, Strategies, and Opportunities in the Information Age,” the conference brought together educators from across Nigeria to discuss and share ideas about best practices in teaching and learning.

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These Teachers Are Great!

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The Nigerian school teachers completed their third and final day of Comic Book Project workshops, and in doing so they completed their three-page comic books. They did a fine job and were all smiles by the end of the day.

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