Thursday, July 4, 2013
Symbol of the desert
A long time ago I lived in Japan and worked at an international school there. The children were from many different countries - Italy, the US, Australia, Russia, Thailand, etc. The school had two co-teachers present for every lesson every day (see what private money can provide) who taught in English and Japanese. Most of the learning was project-based and depended on the interests of the children. At the time I was there, a group of 8-10 year olds were interested in the Saguaro cactus. I think they learned about it in a book and then decided to do some additional research on the unique cactus that grows in a very limited part of the world.