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Announcing our 2016-17 locations

  • November 6, 2015

  • by Lee Carlton

Hälsningar (greetings) from Stockholm, Sweden, where our students are adjusting quite nicely to the Scandinavian way of life. We still have many cities and landscapes in Europe left to explore, with our terms in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Florence, Italy, on the horizon, but we’d like to turn our attention for a moment to the three fantastic countries we’ll be calling home during the 2016-17 school year.    Next year’s journey...

November 4, 2015

TGS students debate good governance at MUNISH 2015

by Lee Carlton

This past weekend, 10 of our students joined 1,000 other political-minded teenagers from around the world in visiting The International School of The Hague to participate in its 25th annual Model United Nations (MUN). As the home of The International Court of Justice, The Hague is a city synonymous with peace and equality, making it the ideal setting for this year’s theme of ‘good governance and cooperation.’ For those unfamiliar...

October 28, 2015

Customs, not costumes: preserving tradition through dress

by Nick Martino

Last month, during our UK weXplore, I took fourteen students to get fitted for kilts at the Highland House of Fraser in Inverness, Scotland. I must say, each time I plan an activity involving traditional dress I get a mixed bag of looks and reactions from my colleagues and students on whether donning cultural dress is acceptable or disrespectful. Hopefully through this blog I can clarify my opinions on the...

October 7, 2015

weXplore Scotland: our journey told through photos

by Nick Martino

It is really difficult to describe how our time in Scotland has affected me. The sheer size and beauty of the Highland’s hills left me not only in awe, but it was also a very humbling experience. I believe that the things I experienced here have shown me that we all are part of a bigger whole, and that we should never forget that we have a role to play...

August 24, 2012

Fancy a headphone party by the Vienna State Opera?

by Lindsay Clark

On June 30th, 2012, students and staff moseyed into the shadows of the Vienna State Opera, iPhones in hand. A cue from three student DJs set the entire TGS community into dance mode simultaneously. The mix was an audio project for the three students in newMedia Lab, a weekly time block for grades 9 and 10 that supports the development of new media skills. The experience was a memorable one...

July 30, 2012

An engaging look at Nazi Germany with Dr. Pearson

by Lindsay Clark

While conducting classes in Berlin, Germany, THINK Global School received many visits from Dr. Joseph Pearson, a Cambridge historian, writer, and resident of Germany's capital. In one of these enlightening lectures, Dr. Pearson had the students analyze whether they believe an individual or the collective can change history. Following this discussion, Dr. Pearson equipped the students to look at the Nazi Regime through various historical perspectives, including: political, social, cultural,...

June 14, 2012

Students inquire about the Holocaust with Dr. Joseph Pearson

by Lindsay Clark

THINK Global School faculty and students had the privilege of receiving Cambridge historian Dr. Joseph Pearson as a visiting lecturer in Berlin. In the following videos, Dr. Pearson discusses with our students some perplexing realities of concentration camps during the Holocaust. In this discussion with grade 9 student Yuan Yuan, Dr. Pearson explains how those who worked in and survived the concentration camps were among the few who weren't immediately...

June 11, 2012

Germany’s Creative Arts curriculum & the Berlin Biennale

by Lindsay Clark

BERLIN-BASED ARTIST and Creative Arts teacher for Germany Cécile B. Evans explains this term's curriculum and the students' final project at the Berlin Biennale. In this video, students visit the exhibition and express their impressions of various works. The culminating assessment of Creative Arts in Germany is the creation of audio guides, written and recorded by TGS students, that visitors to the Biennale can use to experience this politically-charged exhibition....

Students prepare for Model United Nations at the Baltic Sea

by Lindsay Clark

In March of this year, students transformed into delegates at the Model United Nations assembly in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This activity was a first for TGS, one widely heralded as a worthwhile experience. This month, 19 of our students returned to the action at BALMUN (Baltic MUN) conference in Rostock, Germany. Four other students acted as TGS press and documented the experience with articles, photography, and film. The following are...

June 7, 2012

5 things learned on the trip to Bavaria

by Monique Lefebvre

1. There's no pity for the wee-dance. Much to the dismay of everyone who needed a toilet during pitstops, the privilege of relieving oneself costs .70 Euro in addition to the cost of time waiting in a queue. It's a bit like adding insult to injury because on top of the inevitable queue for the loo, you may have to run back to the bus to find change for your...

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