Tag: history

September-October 2015: My Reading

But only literature can put you in touch with another human spirit, as a whole, with all its weaknesses and grandeurs, its limitations, its pettinesses, […] 

April 2015: My Reading

Italy A full two weeks of the April were spent in Italy – most of the trip was spent in Perugia, a town located in […] 

Iceland: North of the Wall

It rained incessantly and the wind was fierce but our time in Iceland was rewarding. The light, the landscape, the relaxed ambience and the people […] 

Who Am I? (The Genographic Project)

“The greatest history book ever written is the one hidden in our DNA.”                      Dr. Spencer […] 


To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And […] 

Using Google Earth?

Are you using Google Earth? Which subject? How are you using it? Anyone exploring ethical questions about data collection with their students? The potential for […] 

Hung Parliaments and the Importance of Literature, Philosophy and History

The political uncertainty of the election ‘result’ that Australians watched unfold last night will lead to concerned discussion about what a hung parliament will mean for our democracy. There […] 


Kenneth Clark‘s television series Civilisation was written and filmed in the year of my birth, 1968. It is not funky, fashionable, contemporary, postmodern or politically correct but I recommend […] 

A Portal to Media Literacy

Everything’s changed or changing – fast. Michael Wesch commences with some of the issues of teaching in an inappropriate space before moving on to new […] 

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