New Horizons in Peru and Bolivia, Travel Writing, July 2016.

In July 2016, Openendedsocialstudies.org founder Thomas Kenning utilized a generous grant from Fund for Teachers to travel through Peru and Bolivia.  This fellowship was a unique, self-directed opportunity to study the Inca and other indigenous cultures, as well as the syncretic colonial experience.

Below are the Adventure Blog entries documenting that expedition from July 2016.  Educational in their own right, his blog posts offer plenty of history, culture, and photos woven into a first person narrative, which attempts to present honestly and conversationally one traveler’s experience while conducting research abroad.

Consider reading these dispatches at face value, for enjoyment.  Use them to plot a geographic course through Peru and Bolivia, or to plan a hypothetical student trip, or as a starting point to inspire an individual research project from questions that arise naturally while reading.  

Happy travels and happy reading.

THIS UNIT WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH A GENEROUS GRANT FROM FUND FOR TEACHERS.

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