Category Archives: history

Exams – a reflection

“Exams are a helpful measurement of student success and ability.” How far do you agree with this statement? While I do agree with some elements of this statement, overall I find exams place too much priority on a specific skill set … Continue reading

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The scene: Historia class. I’m 12 years old, listening to Dona Susan lecture about something to do with Tiradentes or some other facet of the Brazilian independence. My portuguese is really just not good enough to follow along with the … Continue reading

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Journeys in Jaipur

My parents came to visit me in Mumbai, to see where I live and what my life looks like. They stayed downtown in Colaba, where most of the touristy stuff is – the old downtown area. Immediately they noticed that … Continue reading

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American Empire

A People’s History of American Empire (a graphic adaptation) by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle I just finished re-reading this great graphic novel, written with Zinn as the prominent narrator, and other historical figures telling their stories in their … Continue reading

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