Powwow theme: they walked here before us

Religion, Traditions

Powwow theme: they walked here before us

2 Comments 06 November 2013

Descendants of the Woodland Indian tribe shared dances and other traditions at a powwow that drew more than 100 visitors.

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Fordson student inspires people he left behind

Profiles

Fordson student inspires people he left behind

14 Comments 04 November 2013

Ali Hachem, always loyal to his mother, had plans to become a lawyer to help her out. That was not to be, however. Now his mother and friends remember his inspiration.

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Lebanon: no census, no statistics

Dateline Beirut, Issues, Religion

Lebanon: no census, no statistics

6 Comments 11 June 2013

Lebanon hasn't had a census since 1932, American Academy of Beirut student Shadi notes. Religious leaders oppose a new census because they fear it will make their sects seem less important.

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Lebanon: We shelter people of many faiths

Dateline Beirut, Issues, Religion

Lebanon: We shelter people of many faiths

7 Comments 10 June 2013

Hala, a student at the American Academy of Beirut, is proud of her country's acceptance of people who have different ethnicities and different religious beliefs.

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Website idea: help buying clothes online

Entrepreneurship

Website idea: help buying clothes online

1 Comment 07 June 2013

Fatima and her team think people want guidance navigating through the thousands of items for sale online. It's gotten so an online shopping session can be just as time-consuming as a trip to the mall. This team's idea will help.

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Goodbye Saudi, I’m now Proud to be Lebanese

Dateline Beirut, Issues, Religion

Goodbye Saudi, I’m now Proud to be Lebanese

65 Comments 07 June 2013

Karim Jrab, a student at the American Academy in Beirut, encourages others to make a trip to Lebanon to experience the country's salad bowl of religious diversity.

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Watch the Unis Middle School students and instructors of the Living Textbook Project in action.

Unis Middle School

Unis School serves grades K-8 in the Dearborn Public School District. The school principal is Heyam Alcodray. These are its beliefs about education:

  • A student's highest potential includes improvements academically, artistically, emotionally and socially.
  • Student achievement requires a cooperative effort among parents, teachers and the community to provide encouragement and reinforce core values.
  • Good instruction is assessment-driven, outcomes-based, active, and engaging.
  • Effective instruction touches the world of each student providing for different learning styles and needs.
  • Education is a life-long process that prepares students to be successful, contributing citizens in a changing world.

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