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Influenced by a past project at THINK Global School, I decided to write a “Where I’m From” poem about Rikuzentakata, Japan. I was honored to lead a documentary team of ninth and tenth grade students to the northern Tōhoku region to investigate the post-tsunami rebuilding efforts. On our final day I had the time to sit and collate the stories we had heard and experiences that were shared with us....

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The following post was written by newMedia instructor Lindsay Clark as part of a series on our upcoming senior trip in Kenya and Tanzania, where our 12th grade students and a handful of staff and faculty members will attempt to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro. Last night, I came clambering up the staircase of the boys' residence to witness the majority of the senior class enthusiastically pumping through interval training with Adam....

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His stories are mythical portraits of real-life Latin America. He is a revealer of human truths -- one who chronicles oppression, magic, miracles and love. It was over a year ago when I first introduced my students to renowned Boom writer and political journalist of the 1960s-70s, Gabriel García Márquez. During this time, we would wander through Buenos Aires' bookstores, trying to get a feel for the Latin literary spirit....

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With THINK Global School's senior trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro recently concluded, we thought we'd share a few interesting facts about the mountain with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Tanzania yourself, we hope you find these six facts about Mt. Kilimanjaro useful! Fact #1: Kilimanjaro contains 5 unique ecosystems Kilimanjaro is much more than just a mountain: it's five delicate ecosystems all...

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The flowering of cherry blossoms trees is a telltale sign that winter's misery is coming to an end in Japan, but it isn't just the cherry blossoms that are undergoing change: springtime in Japan is characteristically marked by change in many facets of life. April 1st, in particular, signals a new start to the government's fiscal year; a new start to the Japanese school year; a new start to many...

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The following post was written by newMedia instructor Lindsay Clark as an introduction to our upcoming senior trip in Kenya and Tanzania, where our 12th grade students and a handful of staff and faculty members will attempt to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro. The journey our grade 12s have been on for the last two to four years has been impressive in magnitude, mercurial in tone, and expansive in breadth. Little moments...

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As increasingly ruthless scenarios play out around the world between dictators and civilians, it becomes difficult to imagine that any country could arrive at democracy without a complicated revolt. Yet in 2008 Bhutan's king, Jigme Wanghuck, accomplished such a feat when he ceded absolute control in favor of the implementation of constitutional democracy. Since then, Bhutan has undergone two parliamentary elections, with the most recent occurring in the summer of...

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"Nothing is impossible when you appeal to the human soul with genuine cause" -Urmi Basu Over the last two years, events have transpired in India that have raised alarming questions about life for the women living here. The UNDP's 2013 Human Development Report shows that in terms of gender inequality in South Asia, only women living in Afghanistan have it worse than in India. Even noticeably poorer countries such as...

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Elolh teerh, If you were able to decipher the above gibberish, congratulations: you're a successful cryptographer! Cryptography is the act of transforming data into an unreadable format, known as cipher text, and then after the data has been encrypted, those in possession of the secret key can reveal its content. Thanks to encryption, we are now able to securely shop online, swipe credit cards in a store, and network on...

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Let's face it: finding spare time in this day and age is no easy task; we all have things that we need or want to be doing. Take the life of a student as an example: each day they must attend class, socialize, exercise, and complete their homework -- not to mention somehow fitting in time to eat, shower and hopefully relax before going to sleep. Despite this hectic onslaught...

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Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...

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With THINK Global School’s term in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently concluded, we thought we’d share a few interesting facts about the heart-shaped country with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina yourself, we hope you find these seven facts useful!! Fact #1) Sarajevo was the first city in Europe with a full-time electric tram Trams have a long history in...

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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...

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