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In using the countries and cultures we travel through as our place-based educational model, we have read, studied, imitated, been inspired by, and even met writers from around the world. For some, writing and reading have always been a part of their lives, while for others, writing creatively has been a way to step outside of their comfort zones and challenge themselves. Additionally, for half the class English is not...

Click to read 'It Continues' by Alexis M.   These final published copies of our "Graphic Novels for Change" were produced for a dual-school collaborative interdisciplinary unit between THINK Global School and Hiroshima International School called "Graphic Novels For Change." The purpose of the project was to combine narrative techniques, visual literacy skills and research to raise awareness about a human rights violation in the form of a graphic novel. The final versions can...

The following reflection by Garrett Austen is part of a series of blog posts written by THINK Global School faculty members to showcase their thoughts and experiences from a recent weXplore trip to Washington, D.C. To view the entire conversation, visit us on Spot.     As I stared up at a wall displaying hundreds of journalists' faces at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., I wistfully wondered to myself. This...

IN ENGLISH CLASS, we were able to further our study of how best to memorialize the past by comparing a literature classic, Homer’s The Odyssey, with Argentina’s cultural epic poem, Martin Fierro. The style of a cultural epic memorializes the past by capturing a snapshot of a culture’s habits and beliefs from a certain point in time. The Odyssey captured the values and norms of Greek culture. We were able...

To think is to forget differences, generalize, make abstractions. -Jorge Luis Borges IT IS WITH THIS QUOTE, and this particular lens on memory, that we began our first major assignment in English class. The quote comes from the short story, “Funes the Memorious,” by Jorge Luis Borges. Bores, a staple of Argentine culture, is famous for being a pioneer of magical realism, a truly South American genre of literature, where...

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