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Reflection Essay

The past few months of my life have been a blur. I can’t believe the semester is drawing to a close and – I am sad to say – that this particular era within the life of my culture study … Continue reading

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Some Excellent Resources and Agencies

I want to be able to support Armenian students by knowing how to refer them (and/or their families) to culturally relevant resources and agencies. The first one would be a local Armenian community center, such as the Armenian Community Center … Continue reading

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Education Reform

I was slightly taken aback when I watched this brief video on new (as of 2008) reforms taking place in Armenia’s education system. I know the U.S. isn’t a perfect model of diversity and inclusion (I immediately start thinking of … Continue reading

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Chess as a Mandatory School Subject

Armenia Introduces Chess As Mandatory School Subject Starting this year, all students over the age of 6 in Armenia are required to learn and play chess as a school subject. What a fascinating idea! According to the article above, Armenia … Continue reading

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Interview

Ms. Melkonian gave me permission to add our e-interview to my blog. I gained so much from it and hope you learn something new as well. Q. When (what age/grade level) did you first enter school in Armenia and how … Continue reading

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Hooray!

A 2nd grade teacher named Tiroui Melkonian has agreed to be interviewed via e-mail questions! According to Ms. Melkonian, her schooling was in Soviet Armenia and she graduated from high school just as the Soviet Era was ending. She and her … Continue reading

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Prominent Armenians

As a writer, I certainly know that Wikipedia isn’t the most reliable source of information. On the other hand, I do use it on a regular basis to “geek out.” (You know, if I’m suddenly very curious about how long … Continue reading

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