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Tanzania student roundtable Podcast Overview: Global Studies and Social and Cultural Anthropology teacher Nick Martino sits down with seven of his students to discuss their recently concluded intersession in Moshi, Tanzania. Over the course of the hour-long conversation, Nick and the kids discuss what they saw and accomplished during their trip, their thoughts on conservation and globalization as it pertains to Tanzania, and their volunteer experiences building schools in the...

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Water, food and energy Podcast Overview: Yolanda Kakabadse is the former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment and current World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) International President. Over the last thirty years, she has served as a liaison between corporations and international environmental agencies, helping to shed light on conservation issues being faced throughout Latin America and the rest of the world. In her lecture, "Water, food and energy," Yolanda leads a...

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North India student roundtable Podcast Overview: Students Emma, Cameron L., Gillian, and Hudson sit down for a teatime chat about their recent eight day trip in the north of India. They kick things off with a discussion about their time in the city of Amritsar, where the tranquility of the Golden Temple provides a stark contrast to the bombastic flag lowering ceremony at the India/Pakistan border. The topic switches to...

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First impressions of India Podcast Overview: Arriving in a new country can be both exhilarating and overwhelming, especially when it is your first year in a new school. This is the position that TGS students River, Chau and Jonah found themselves in upon their arrival in Hyderabad, India for the start of the 2013-14 school year. Recently, they sat down with TGS 12th grader Liam to share their first impressions...

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Beasts of the Southern Wild Podcast Overview: Anyone who has seen the popular indie film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" has had the chance to step into the magical backwoods world co-created by Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar. It is a dark and fantastic place, populated by larger-than-life characters who take viewers on a visceral journey deep into Louisiana's bayous. Learn more about Lucy Alibar as she discusses her own...

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War, politics and mass media. Podcast Overview: Professor Noam Chomsky has been a subject of great acclaim during his lengthy career. Once referred to by Paul Robinson of the New York Times Book Review as "possibly our greatest intellectual alive," Mr. Chomsky is best known for his contributions as a linguist, writer, and political activist. As the author of over 100 books and countless columns and essays, Mr. Chomsky's writings...

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The importance of the International Baccalaureate   Podcast Overview: Since its introduction in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) has seen widespread adoption throughout the world, with over 3,600 schools in 146 countries now utilizing its curriculums in the classroom. The challenging programmes are well known for their high quality of education, and enrolled students, like those at THINK Global School, are cultivated into independent learners with advanced critical thinking skills...

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Citizen journalism in the 21st century Podcast Overview: With a combined 45 years of experience in the field of reporting between them, BBC correspondents Richard Lister and Philippa Thomas are no strangers to the harsh realities encountered during the news gathering process. Lister and Thomas draw upon these experiences to help explain the role that citizen journalism has come to play in the 21st century media and to provide insight...

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Students discuss theirvisit to NYC   Podcast Overview: 10th graders Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro, and Liisa sit back down for a postXplore roundtable talk concerning their recent trip to New York City. During the episode, they discuss whether their impressions of the city have changed after visiting, how they got around the five boroughs and their opinions of New Yorkers. Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro, and Liisa's impressions prior to visiting NYC can...

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New York Citystudent roundtable   Podcast Overview: 10th grade students Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro and Liisa hold a roundtable discussion ahead of their weXplore trip to New York City. The trip marks the first time visiting the Big Apple for all four students. During the roundtable they discuss their preconceived notions about New York and New Yorkers, what made New York such a famous city, and how they plan on getting around...

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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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