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Dear Students: Who’s in Charge?

by Mark Pontoni  April 11, 2020   Dear students, I need you to try. As I write this in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, I tried to imagine what you must be thinking sitting at home. I realized that for more than half of your biological lives and almost all of your conscious lives, […]

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Children at Play; Insights into WWI

Each year as we get towards the end of teaching World War I, I spend a few days having our students study some of the poetry written by soldiers from the trenches. (Sassoon, Brooke, Harvey, and Nichols are among my favorites.)  Drawing on the lessons of “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Johnny Got […]

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