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Learning World History through Japanese Kamishibai

Grade 7 and 8 students at Folsom Educational and Community Center in South Hero presented first-person kamishibai, based on primary source documents from bombings Hiroshima and Nagasaki, for their parents recently. The students presented the stories of Americans -- among them, pilot Paul Tibbetts, physicist Robert Oppenheimer, ...

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New England Students gather at UVM to Learn Chinese

On the first afternoon of the weeklong program at the University of Vermont, eighteen New England students suddenly found themselves in a world that only spoke Chinese. Welcome to StarTalk Vermont!

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StarTalk Vermont 2013

StarTalk Vermont: This combined Chinese language program provides opportunities for both teachers and high school students to learn the Chinese language together at the University of Vermont. 

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A Year Abroad: The ASOP Teacher Exchange Program

In addition to creating new lesson plans and teaching English to a group of high school students excited to be working with a native speaker, Carol Hinsdale is discovering a new city. In a recent email to the ASOP office, Vermont teacher Carol Hinsdale reported from Lijiang, China that "I have figured out the bus system, how to order a noodle dish, how to get to school and back without getting lost as I did on the first day and where to get a foot massage."

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