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Seeing Berlin Through Literature

Berlin is a fascinating city, destroyed and re-designed throughout the 20th century, and at the heart of political events that were to shape the whole of Europe many times over. ...

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Celebrate National Poetry Month in Your Language Classes

Happy National Poetry Month! April is dedicated to exploring the poetic art form, and while Language Arts is usually the go-to subject for classroom integration, including poetry in a foreign language ...

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Fun Facts about “Boring” Presidents

There are a few presidents who will never be forgotten- Washington, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, to name a few. Forty-three different men have held the Office and not all of them ...

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5 Reasons to Include Prague in Your Next European Trip

5 Reasons to Include Prague in Your Next European Trip

Both in terms of its geography and history, the Czech Republic may be seen as the very heart of Europe. Occupied by Celtic and Germanic tribes, the Romans and the ...

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update from Barcelona on the catalan referendum

Update from Barcelona on The Catalan Referendum

Lucy Ryan is an ACIS Tour Manager who lives in Barcelona. The Catalans often speak of their ‘fet diferencial’, their differentiating fact, meaning what distinguishes them from their fellow Spaniards. ...

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5 Facts You May Not Know Queen Isabella I

5 Facts You May Not Know About Queen Isabella I of Spain

Isabella I was the queen of the central region of modern-day Spain known as Castile and ruled from 1474 until her death in 1504. She was born on April 22, ...

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5 Facts You May Not Know About King Louis XIV

5 Facts You May Not Know About King Louis XIV of France

If you have ever had the chance to visit The Palace of Versailles in France, you probably have an idea of the amount of influence King Louis XIV carried. As ...

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“Mad” King Ludwig

“Mad” King Ludwig

Susan Braun taught public school in Indiana for eight years before taking a break to raise her own children. She has taught studies about King Ludwig to students, both during ...

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Virtual Tourism – Online Tour of The Normandy D-Day Beaches [6 LESSON PLANS]

When it comes to learning the history of a given time or place, there’s no better way than to immerse students in the subject matter and forge an emotional connection ...

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Virtual Tourism – Online Tour of The Roman Forum [6 LESSON PLANS]

When it comes to learning a world language, there’s no better way than to immerse students in the culture of the target language. That’s where the language comes alive and ...

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