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The Plebs and NCSS 2018

This year, I’m making my first visit to the National Council for the Social Studies conference. On Saturday, I’m presenting some materials to attendees around a group of lessons I have built around a simulation activity to help kids learn … Continue reading

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Summer 2017: By the Numbers

Here’s the 2017 Summer trip by the numbers: 54 days, thirteen cities, thirteen airports, two ferries, three islands, one new mountain range, five new countries, two train rides, and two times across the Atlantic. 16,765 miles (26,980 km) flown. 791 … Continue reading

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Travelers Have Bad Days, Too (Athens)

I’m not sure what to say about Athens. I want to be charitable, and I really wanted to like it. I was in the city for three nights, arriving late for the first and departing very early following the third. … Continue reading

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Traffic, and what it says about your city and its people

There’s a lot you can tell about a city by observing its traffic patterns and the habits of pedestrians on the street. In New York, for instance, the people are moving quickly – the vehicles as well. The walkers and … Continue reading

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Detour Traveling (in Rome, Italy)

There’s something to be said for one’s seeing the most famous and therefore important sites and buildings in a city. On a first trip to a new city, I often participate in some amount of this sort of tourism. However, … Continue reading

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