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TGS tenth grader Charis recently turned in an insightful report based on the short story "Priscilla the Cambodian", which details the ever-looming cloud of prejudice that hangs over Cambodians living in Thailand today. The report can be found in its final draft below:   Prejudice cannot see the things that are because it is always looking for things that aren’t. -Unknown.   THE WORLD WE LIVE IN is inhabited by...

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Maya, a class of 2015 student from Sweden, reflects on a recent weXplore opportunity to visit the Palong hill tribe in Chiang Dao, Thailand. THE FIRST THING WE SAW of the community was a bridge. A home-built, rough bridge made of thick trunks and tree planks. It was one of those bridges you don’t really know what to expect from, but as you walk on it is surprisingly stable. I...

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Class of 2014 student Yada P. reports on a lecture event with Tony Wagner, a renowned educator focused on transforming education for the 21st century. Yada describes his visiting presence at THINK Global School in Thailand and points from the presentation, found below for viewing and download. WE HAD SEEN HIM in the back of the class, walking around, watching us. With a shock of peppered white hair and a...

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Grade 9 student Isaac F. spent his winter break transforming his photographic content from Ecuador into powerful graphics with a voice and a mission. This initiative is not uncharacteristic of this young man who created a t-shirt design company at the age of 11. Here are excerpts and images from his blog, Inner Monologues. Although I’ve had a great life so far, I felt like a part of me is...

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As an end-of-term trip, TGS went to give something back to the country that had given us so much. High up in the highlands of Ecuador, in a tiny province named Chimborazo, a Canadian charity NGO has set itself a goal. Its main goal is to free children from oppression. In the West, that means empowering children to take on the responsibility to change the world. However, in developing countries...

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María Virginia Farinango is a co-author of the grade 10 summer reading assignment in 2011. The students were fortunate enough to witness the muse and co-author of this moving story in person. Yada notes her highlights from the lecture. IT WAS HER DREAM for her story to be told. After meeting Laura Resau in a university where she was learning English, they became friends and began the talks that would...

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-s   Inspired by a visit from WWF International president Yolanda Kakabadse, math teacher Ambika Dani developed a statistics project for her students - to replicate the powerful videos in Sra. Kakabadse's presentation. In these videos, students learned how many liters of water are necessary to create a typical latte in the morning. Yuan Yuan, Russell, and Hudson took this idea and applied it to the school's operations, putting our...

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Global Studies teacher Andrew McLean recently asked his students to write 4 "Wow!" moments, 3 learning moments, 2 mind-changing moments, and 1 moment worth learning more about. The following moments come courtesy of TGS student Hannah C. WOW #1 His volunteers stand fidgeting in the center of the circle, as we listen intently to Pepo and his story of Floreana’s first families. It’s truly a murder mystery, a thriller. Who...

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Global Studies teacher Andrew McLean asks his students to write 4 wow moments, 3 learning moments, 2 mind-changing moments, and 1 moment worth learning more about. WOW #1 I find myself here, reflecting. As ongoing bursts of sharp wind bite and whip at our hair with a Great White's ferocity and the ocean makes haste to greet the light sand and wash over the black rocks, a sea lion begins...

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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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