Trip to Poland - Fundacja Primus and TMMS Exchange - Day10 -12. You know life is fulfilling when there is hardly time to write a blog or Facebook. That’s kind of funny, because at the same time, it takes a lot going on to have good stories to share. Well, a week has passed, a few days after the TMMS students returned to Albuquerque. It took a little while to sink in that this was Gaja Learning’s first trip with students from the USA visiting Poland. And since I, Benjamin Burg
Trip to Poland - Fundacja Primus and TMMS Exchange - Day 5-8. Again the days fly by. Day 5 we departed for Krakow region. After a long bus ride we arrived at Wieliczka Salt Mine. I asked the kids, what was the best part, "licking the walls." It's so hard to believe the whole place is carved out of salt, the only way to prove it was to lick the walls. Well, perhaps a better approach is to wet the finger and touch the wall to get the salty taste, but it was fun watching them ex
Trip to Poland - Day 2-4 Wow, that went fast. Hosting, organizing, teaching, leading, that'll make time go by fast. So, Day 2 was with host families Day 3 - The Polin Museum with workshop on overcoming discrimination of Polish Jews and Native Americans. Day 4 - Polish, Spanish and New Mexican Music Happening at Primus with afternoon climb in trees a Line Park. Museum of the History of Polish Jews Workshop at Polin Museum — at Museum of the History of Polish Jews Getting ready
Trip to Poland - Fundacja Primus and TMMS Exchange - Day 1 Warsaw Old Town Treasure Hunt to explore the Old Town and get to know each other. 20 questions prepared by Polish students, ranging from silly counting of items, to finding dates of historical monuments, to asking questions to learn about past legends. First Group Photo in Old Town Searching for evidence of WWII at St. Johns Church.
Part 2 of the great adventure begins. 18 students and 3 teachers all the way from Albuquerque, NM arrived safely in Warsaw. What a special day for those that were guests back in October to now be hosts for their friends they met some 7 months ago. It might be a little blurry, that's the idea, clarity will sink in as we venture further.
Trip to Kimberton - Final days Day 7 and 8 By Benjamin Burg The days are so busy that hardly time to get the kids to sit down and write. We owe a few more stories to at least show that we are alive and well. Fri, May 1 was US Constitution Center and Tadeusz Kościuszko day. Living News at the Constitution Center is the act to see. Nice and personal the actors presented a few issues regarding the interpretation and protection of peoples rights through the US Constitution. Anoth