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Peter Stanton
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Who Are the Monks and Nuns of the 21st Century?
Today I finished rewatching the miniseries Pillars of the Earth (based on the great book by Ken Follett) with my wife, and afterward I was struck by the following idea: In medieval western Europe, monasticism was an important part of many communities, and a...
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Safeway O Organics Tea Irony
My wife and I love this peach oolong tea from Safeway, and we have for a few years now, but this passage on the new label for the tea is pretty rich: "Doesn't it feel good to know where your food comes from?" Yes, definitely—but there's absolutely no inform...
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Two Types of Newcomers to Ketchikan
I've been living back in my hometown of Ketchikan as an independent, out-of-college adult for two years now. In that time, my wife and I have gotten to know a fair number of newcomers to Ketchikan: The town has a pretty high turnover rate for a large portio...
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Student Work: A List of Rising Global Uniformities
Recently I shared a presentation on the "rise of global uniformities" that I shared with my Tribal Scholars students. I've defined and discussed the term  before, and it's incredibly important to understanding the history of the modern world. One of the act...
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Words to Replace "Rigor" and "Rigorous"
Is teaching my students words in Lingít rigorous or not? Why would you even use that word to judge its value? I think many educators in the U.S., and perhaps elsewhere in the English-speaking world, are all asking the same question: What are some words I ca...
Is teaching my students words in Lingít rigorous or not? Why would you even use that word to judge its value? I think many educators in the U.S., and perhaps elsewhere in the English-speaking world, are all asking the same qu...
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Yeah, <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> is Orientalist
( source ) Game of Thrones Season Five  premieres on April 12th! I'm excited for the show to come back, but I have unfinished business to attend to. Remember this post? Daenerys Targaryen as White Savior: Historical Prejudices in Game of Thrones In the post...
Game of Thrones Season Five premieres on April 12th! I'm excited for the show to come back, but I have unfinished business to attend to. Remember this post? Daenerys Targaryen as White Savior: Historical Prejudices in Game of Thrones In the post, I criticized a disgusting "white savior" story ...
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Three Days of Stockholm Tunnelbana Travel
I have a thing with metro and tram systems. My fascination really grew serious in Strasbourg , where I ended up visiting all of the tram stations  within the first month of my college semester there. I then turned my focus back onto the metro in Washington,...
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Panic vs. Tolerance: Gay Marriage, the Confederate Flag, and Wade Hampton
Some Americans are panicking right now. Some are panicking about gay marriage becoming legal across the country , which just happened today. Some are panicking about the Confederate Battle Flag...
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Totem Heritage Center Timeline of Native History
I wrote up the following timeline for the Totem Heritage Center , an awesome museum in Ketchikan that preserves some of the oldest Tlingit and Haida totem poles in the world. I wrote the original version in 2012 when I first worked at the Heritage Center. N...
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"Student Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools!"
I appreciate all high school students who dream big and get accepted to great schools. This is the time of year, though, where headlines frequently tout students who are accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. I have a problem with this. When I applied to...
I appreciate all high school students who dream big and get accepted to great schools. This is the time of year, though, where headlines frequently tout students who are accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. I have a problem with this. When I applied to colleges, way back in 2008, ...
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Mini-Presentation on the Rise of Global Uniformities
my title slide I just created a short and sweet Google Slides presentation about the historical concept of the rise of global uniformities, which I'll use with my Tribal Scholars world history students either tomorrow or the day after. I've blogged about th...
my title slide I just created a short and sweet Google Slides presentation about the historical concept of the rise of global uniformities, which I'll use with my Tribal Scholars world history students either tomorrow or the ...
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Tina Fey's Disgusting Native Storyline in "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
My wife recently started watching Tina Fey's new show, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . I think it's moderately funny, (not as funny as 30 Rock ), but there's one aspect of the show I find astonishing and incredibly disturbing: the storyline with Native char...
My wife recently started watching Tina Fey's new show, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I think it's moderately funny, (not as funny as 30 Rock), but there's one aspect of the show I find astonishing and incredibly disturbing: the storyline with Native characters.
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Teacher
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teaching, historical scholarship, tour guiding
Employment
  • Ketchikan Indian Community
    Teacher, 2014 - present
    Teacher for KIC Tribal Scholars and at Ketchikan High School
  • Ketchikan High School
    Student Teacher, 2013 - 2014
  • Totem Heritage Center
    Tour Guide, 2012
  • DC Reads
    2009 - 2011
  • Alaska Geographic
    2010 - 2011
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Arlington, Virginia - Washington, DC - Strasbourg, France - Hong Kong
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Alaskan, teacher, blogger, historian
Introduction
Waashdan Khwáan áyá xhát kha khoo at latóowuxh xhat sitee. I am an American and I am a teacher. I live in Kichxháan, Lingít Aaní, the land of the Tlingit. I'm an Alaskan, teacher, blogger, and historian.
Education
  • University of Alaska Southeast
    Education, 2013 - present
  • Georgetown University
    International History, 2009 - 2013
  • Université de Strasbourg
    Histoire, 2011
  • Ketchikan High School
    2004 - 2009
  • Tongass School of Arts and Sciences
    2003 - 2004
  • White Cliff Elementary
    2003
  • Valley Park Elementary
    2000 - 2002
  • Houghtaling Elementary
    1996 - 2000
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