Mt. Fuji

Teach Through Educational Travel: Mt. Fuji

The most iconic symbol of Japan is an ancient one – Mt Fuji. This mountain is located at the center of the southern coast, and is Japan’s highest mountain (at 12,388 ft). There is a torii gate at the summit, and over hundreds of thousands of people climb it in warmer weather. However, Mt Fuji [&... Read More

Alkmaar Cheese Market - Alkmaar, Holland

Teach Through Educational Travel: Alkmaar Cheese Market

An ancient city, a hand clap, and a lot of locally made cheese. Where are you? The Netherlands, of course – at the Alkmaar Cheese Market. Located in North Holland, Alkmaar is a city that dates back to the 10th century. The town is full of medieval buildings, a beautiful canal, and a central market... Read More

Teach Through Educational Travel: Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh Ring is a traditional symbol from Ireland. The ring, first made in the 17th century, comes from a small village near Galway, called Claddagh. There are three components to the ring, each of which symbolize something cherished – a crown, hands, and heart. The crown represents loyalty; ... Read More

Blarney Stone

Teach Through Educational Travel: The Blarney Stone

Download a larger image and share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and classroom activities:   Why do people travel all the way to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone? Have students use critical thinking to venture a guess and then research to find out. One o... Read More

The University of Colima’s Folkloric Ballet

Lesson Plans: Ballet Folklorico, Universidad de Colima, Mexico

The University of Colima’s Folkloric Ballet is a rich interpretation of Mexican expression, history, and tradition. The University’s Dance Company was founded in 1981 by artist and dancer/choreographer Rafael Zamarripa Castaneda, and has since performed around the world, on average 130+ shows a ... Read More

Walls of Avila

Teach Through Educational Travel: Walls of Avila

The town of Avila, Spain (located just west of Madrid), has the best preserved medieval walls in the country (and among the best in Europe), and is the second biggest wall in the world (after the Great Wall of China). These ancient walls were built as a defensive mechanism, but also served to contro... Read More

Icebergs in Patagonia

Teach Through Educational Travel: Icebergs in Patagonia?

Did you know that Patagonia, a region in Argentina and Chile, has icebergs (called tempanos, for ice floes, in Spanish)? Indeed, the northern arm of Patagonia has many icebergs. Today we’ll learn about Los Glaciares National Park, where many of these icebergs are located. Los Glaciares National Pa... Read More

Aran Islands

Teach Through Educational Travel: Aran Isands

At the mouth of Galway Bay, on the west coast of Ireland, lie three islands that have influenced the world far more than their diminutive size would suggest. These islands – the Aran Islands – have around 1,200 residents, who speak both Gaelic and English. The islands are Inishmore (Inis Mór Is... Read More

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