Following in the footsteps of Tocqueville, Levy’s goal was to provide us with an update on “Democracy in America”. While he does provide us with an ability to see our political system and our prison system (among other things) from …

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Driving through Texas can be a daunting task under the best of circumstances.  Texas…is a big place.  While I can reach Arkansas in just under 15 minutes from my home in the border city of Texarkana, Austin is almost 400 …

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Greetings Ninjas!  I know – I promise to be more active and then life gets in the way.  Still, this post following so shortly upon my last post (for me, anyway) represents true growth in that area.  Woo hoo!  All …

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I have a long relationship with Mediterranean cuisine, which is becoming more of an obsession as I am dealing with health issues revolving around diet. All of my research keeps bringing me back to Mediterranean cuisine as the best option. …

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The Same Ole’ Themes Again

Units on Southeast Asia are traditionally the very last units taught during the year. As such, there is often less time to cover this unit than other units during the year. This lesson is designed to introduce the students to …

 

Welcome to Southeast Asia and Field Study

Welcome to Southeast Asia! – Most students have had little to no exposure to the cultures and landscapes of Southeast Asia, and many may have under-developed understandings of the region. The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with …

 

Geo-Fabrics, Inc.

American businesses are increasingly selecting Southeast Asian countries as locations for their factories, making this region more important to our economy. In this activity the students will research several countries to select a location for a new factory – weighing …

 

Teaching Southeast Asia

The NCGE conference is finally here!  We are leaving for Memphis in the morning, and I am really looking forward to our stay at the Peabody.  I am also excited about getting to present my Southeast Asia materials to a …

 

Scenes from a Southern Summer

Between our Memorial Day Weekend trip to the Delta region of Mississippi, our upcoming trip to Memphis, and including an unexpectedly long visit to Austin, it seems as though this summer was to be spent in the South.  Of course, …

 

Geography of Appalachia

In 2013, I was fortunate enough to spend 3 weeks at the University of North Carolina at Asheville as a participant in the NEH Summer Seminar “Appalachia: The Power of Place“.  Below, you will find the lessons I wrote for …