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Bringing the World into the Classroom

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Are students inspired by Teacher Travels? YES! For proof, we asked global educator and world traveler Lillie Teacha Marshall, a teacher in the Boston Public Schools in Massachusetts - and she asked her students.

Lillie Marshall volunteer teaching in Ghana

Lillie Marshall volunteer teaching in Ghana

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Book Offers Glimpse into life of Ghana's street children

With great insight, author Kwei Quartey brings the children of Accra's streets to life in his latest book, Children of the Street. If you're like me, you haven't read a lot of fiction about or from Ghana. I'm not sure whether it was from a lack of authors that have been translated, or that the literature isn't accessible to me, but I had no idea what I was missing. Kwei Quartey, a doctor and intercultural author that delves deeply into Ghanaian culture in his books, is the real deal.

Queensland – beautiful one day, perfect the next (and a bit of Roo Mail)

by Trish Clark /
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Aug 31, 2011 / 0 comments

Queensland – beautiful one day, perfect the next

 

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Khumjung School Golden Jubilee

Sir Edmund Hillary is never really out of mind in Nepal's Khumbu district. By far the greatest tourism draw is Mount Everest, which is forever linked to the names of its first summiters, Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

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Kathmandu: What's Not to Like?

Kathmandu: What's Not to Like?

      Boy, this place sure has gone down the crapper. When I first came in 1974...

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Voyage.tv: Our favorite online travel channel

One of the best ways to use the internet for travel is to explore and research where you're going - it also provides a great deal of inspiration! One of the best sites I've seen for inspiration is Voyage.tv. They've got incredible videos and focus on several locations. My favorites are the videos with a food slant - markets, restaurants, and more. We were lucky enough to sit down and chat with Ariane Marder of Voyage.tv, for a behind the scenes look att the site. Here's what she had to say...

 

 

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The Caryatid Project

"In ancient Athens, female hairstyle was a distinctive symbol of status worn by women of high social rank and affluence when they appeared in public settings such as religious festivals."

Sydney, Australia: Day Four, Morning at the Sydney Tower

by Julie Royce /
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Feb 04, 2010 / 0 comments

Before heading out for our final full day in Sydney, Bob and I debated how to spend our short remaining time. I suggested the New South Wales Art Gallery, the Australian Museum, St. Andrews' Cathedral, the Sydney Aquarium, and the Sydney Tower.  I marked these on a map – in the order that made the most sense.  Bob vetoed the museum, art gallery, and aquarium. 

“But, that only leaves us the Tower and St. Andrews.  We'll be done in no time,” I protested.

“Then we can add the others as time permits,” he replied.   

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Help Make a Difference with Books of Hope

I've got an extraordinary project to share with you today. Books of Hope is a program where schools in the U.S. can work to create books for their sister school in Uganda. There's nothing like a book to change a life - and Books of Hope is changing many, many lives.

Hay...While the Sun Shines

by wandering freditor / Nov 09, 2009 / 0 comments

HAY … WHILE THE SUN SHINES

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