Ancient Maya Society

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Bartolomé de Las Casas and the Atrocities of the Spanish Conquistadors

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Empathy in Action Bingo: A Different Kind of Social Studies

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Now More Than Ever: Lesson Plans on the Basics of Islam and the Modern Middle East

Some of these girls are refugees from Syria and Iraq.  Now, through the mercy and compassion of others, they are safe, fortunate enough to attend school in Bahrain.  But there are many more just like them still hoping to escape the conflict and war that continues unabated in their homeland. 

If only the United States – self-proclaimed greatest nation on Earth  – could hold itself to the same standard as Bahrain.

The President of the United States – acting from fear, ignorance, and prejudice, in defiance of the America’s best virtues, of tolerance, inclusion, and mercy – has unilaterally decided that Islam is the enemy.

Educators, do your part! Teach the next generation of American students that Islam is not the enemy. The enemy is extremism, whether it comes from Aleppo or Washington.
 
Find time in your class for one of these lessons on the history, beliefs, culture, and humane values of Islam.

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The Basics of Islam

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July 5, 2016: Saqsaywaman, Sicky Woman, and Destroying Religions You Don’t Understand

With Jasmine laid up hard by altitude sickness this morning, I set off for the peaks overlooking Cusco.  Other than a light headache, I’m feeling fine, and I’m anxious to explore the ruins of the Inca fortress of Saqsaywaman before the crowds of tourists arrive. Continue reading “July 5, 2016: Saqsaywaman, Sicky Woman, and Destroying Religions You Don’t Understand”

Nicaragua, Imperialism, and National Identity

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