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G’Day from Australia

December 13, 2012


Editor’s Note: We were lucky this year to have two wonderful young women from Australia join our class for about a month. I asked them to do a project in the spirit of Age of Ex, and they obliged. During our four weeks of exchange we attended Oregon Episcopal School in Portland. We took a […]

Who We Are, What We Do

September 29, 2012


We are explorers, researchers, presenters, creators, and writers. We are 21st century learners. This is a class blog kept by student-authors as part of an ongoing assignment in a 10th grade “Age of Exploration” modern world history course at an independent school in Portland, Oregon, USA. Students post reflection pieces on a rotating basis, with […]

Our Final Project

June 12, 2012


The final project in Age of Ex challenged students to create a video documentary about the American Revolution. Each class section was asked to work together to choose and research an event, and to create a research bibliography. After that, the class collectively produced a short video intended to teach middle school age students about […]

2011 in review

January 3, 2012


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Keep in mind that we only began the blog in late October, so these stats are for about 3 months of blogging. Not bad! Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,200 […]