about exemplary women and men

about exemplary women and men

ages 4 to 12 years
I confess that I'm not a big fan of the whole hero culture that we seem to have going. Too often the ‘heroes’ aren’t heroic and are anything but role model material. But Peaceful Heroes is a collection of super-short biographies of people who have impacted the world positively and peacefully. 
 

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child refugee awareness and a favourite book

child refugee awareness and a favourite book

Have you seen this remarkable—though gruelling—webpage?  It’s called Where the children sleep and it shows a series of images of sleeping children who have been displaced by the war in Syria. There are 22 images, each with a few words about the child's circumstances.
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For a less gruelling but still thought-provoking look at the wildly disparate sleeping places of children around the world we’d recommend Where Children Sleep. (The book and the web page are unrelated even though they have similar names.)  I’ve seen many a child and adult sit and pore over the pages of this breathtaking book.

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HOW I LEARNED GEOGRAPHY :: the soul and the mind need nourishment too

HOW I LEARNED GEOGRAPHY :: the soul and the mind need nourishment too

Age guide: 4 to grown-up. I'm so grateful when stories like this are shared. It's inspiring, yes, but more than that it's a thing of beauty. Here, Uri Shulevitz tells a story of his own childhood – the story of his life as a refugee and the impact a brave decision that his father made.

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