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Sharing Alaska Connecting the World

In December, students created cards for global pen pals and in January, we sent packages to include Alaskan treats, postcards, pictures, and mementos to regions all over the world. We got our first package (from Nepal) and students were so excited to open! Global...

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Project Hands for Peace

The love of Peace is so contagious. From Pakistan to Alaska to Morocco, back to Alaska, students share and spread peace, as globally connected citizens. Through iEarn, International Education and Resource Network, we got to be a part of Global Hands for Peace. Our...

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Tribes on the Edge Skype

Sometimes in life we are blown away by what we didn't know but have the privilege to learn about. This week we got a chance to Skype with Adventure Sports Photographer, Michael Clark, (http://www.michaelclarkphoto.com) who captured images for Celine Cousteau's...

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Morrocan Surprise

On Friday, our host teacher's family had a fabulous surprise for Nell and I....we took a walk and arrived at a shop...A WEDDING SHOP! We were prepared (it is a long process) in 3 of the 5-8 stages of wedding dresses. Often the dresses are rented from a wedding planner...

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Inside Agialsouss School

Having the opportunity to be inside an elementary school, although a private school, gave a great perspective as to the diversity in schools. Alaskan students have been asking a lot about what elementary schools look like in Morocco. This is just one example but a...

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Agialsouss Libraryūü§ď

So I finally got to visit an elementary school and do some activities in the library with students. While the library is quite small in comparison to our Tudor Elementary Library, it is quite impressive, as books can be found in Arabic English and French. Spending...

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A bit of YUMMY

Moroccans cherish their food, and I mirror their sentiment; it isn't just about the food itself it's about the cultures and traditions that accompany the food. It's about the love and energy that goes into the food. Here are some highlights: Tagine is slow cooking in...

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Neighborhood…

Neighborhoods blend homes and businesses to make it possible to be completely local and support local. Concrete and metal, common in Morocco, are materials that show age quite quickly. One might mistake the image of a neighborhood to be dicrepid and run down, whereas...

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Teaching High School, Morrocan style!

What a great teaching day. We did a project together about Peace (for "Project Global Peace") and what it means for Morrocan students. They loved our iEarn Hands for Peace Banner and were eager to be in a picture with the banner! Students also make Peace posters for...

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An all new dinner! 

Tonight I had the best meal I've ever experienced! We came to a fish "market" without a name, chose our fish, and they grilled it for us right there! They asked if we would like it grilledwith the heads on or off. Before grilling, I got to videotape and capture the...

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