Stories

Robert Burns: Inventing Tradition and Securing Memory Worldwide

by Dr. Pauline Mackay / Jan 23, 2015 /

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) is Scotland’s National Bard, but he is also one of the world’s most widely commemorated poets.

All the Broken Things

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 02, 2014 /
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Have you ever read a book that grabbed you by the heart and never let go? Such is the case with All the Broken Things, a novel written by Canadian author Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer.

Falling Rock

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Nov 26, 2014 /
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Do you love to share history and culture with your kids through stories? Me, too (in fact, that's the way I love to learn!). We love to read about different cultures, people, times, events - these small things, put together, bring the world alive to us.

Give Thanks for Diversity

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This week marks the 15th anniversary of International Education Week. It is a time to celebrate international exchange, and promote cross-cultural understanding on a global scale. As more American students engage in study abroad trips, and foreign students continue seeking educational opportunities here in the U.S., our world is becoming more interconnected than ever before.

Ichabod Crane’s Halloween Candy Cookies

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When I mentioned the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to my children, I was greeted with blank stares.
 
“Sleepy what?” my 11 year-old asked.
 

Graduates in Wonderland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 04, 2014 /
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Rare are the books that get intercultural living; rarer still are the ones that are funny, interesting, and keep you reading with their honesty. One such remarkable book is Graduates in Wonderland: A Memoir of Friendship.

Empress of the Night Author Eva Stachniak on Writing, Travel, and Inspiration

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 08, 2014 /
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In the maelstrom of facts and myths that is history, dates, personages, and events both cataclysmic and small swirl throughout time, gradually losing force as new events take place, new rulers ascend, new wars obliterate memories of past battles.

What do you do if you are a 3rd grader who desperately wants to visit a rainforest?

What do you do if you are a 3rd grader who desperately wants to visit a rainforest?

Rethink Charity: What I learned from Tibetan Kids

by Lin Yuhan / Mar 17, 2014 /
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I traveled to Tibet last summer for almost two weeks. While I was mesmerized by the heaven-like nature there, I was more intrigued by the living conditions Tibetans suffer, especially the children.

Women of Ireland: Music

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In the spring of the year,  it is a time to think about Ireland, as celebrations of Saint Bridgid’s Day and Saint Patrick’s Day appear on the calendar. It is also a time when the contributions of women to present day events and to history are marked.

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