Tag Archives: discussion

Not “All Quiet”

We are reading All Quiet on the Western Front now. I have given different chapters to groups of students for them to create and grade a reading quiz (they love playing teacher), to define some vocabulary, but most importantly, to … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Reconstruction

The historical period of Reconstruction reads almost like a Shakespearean tragedy. The players are awash in tragic flaws, the consequences of events are sometimes devastating, even overwhelming, often dramatic. Hopes and dreams are dashed against the rock of reticence, racism, … Continue reading

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Conversation by the mile

In an attempt to be healthy I have been using a pedometer to make sure I walk a lot. There is something very gratifying about detailing the number of steps I take on any given day. My pedometer actually hooks … Continue reading

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