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Peter Stanton
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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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Message to Representative Young on ESEA
Dear Don and Staff, As a former teacher, I'm sure Representative Young understands very well the hard work educators do every day and the many challenges they face. One challenge that teachers and students should not have deal with is the massive burden of ...
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The French Revolution and the Super Bowl: Roman Numerals for Years
I watched the Superbowl today and briefly lamented the Seattle Seahawks' unfortunate loss. (They're Alaska's unofficial NFL team.) After my moment of caring about sports, however, my thoughts returned to something I'd tweeted earlier: next year's logo ( sou...
I watched the Superbowl today and briefly lamented the Seattle Seahawks' unfortunate loss. (They're Alaska's unofficial NFL team.) After my moment of caring about sports, however, my thoughts returned to something I'd tweeted earlier: ...
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Fun With Duolingo
my levels on Duolingo Lately I've been having a lot of fun with the website Duolingo . It's a gamified language learning website where you can choose one or more languages to learn, take placement tests if you know something already, and move up a learning ...
Lately I've been having a lot of fun with the website Duolingo. It's a gamified language learning website where you can choose one or more languages to learn, take placement tests if you know something already, and move up a learning tree lesson by lesson. Before I discovered Duolingo, ...
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Perfect, that's good to know. I'll definitely have to check it out once I find some free time. It would be great to finally learn another language that isn't a programming language! 
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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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Good Thoughts from the World History-U.S. History Praxis II Exam
ETS is a non-profit testing organization I just took the Educational Testing Service's Praxis II test "World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge" on Monday. I can't and won't discuss any of the questions, of course, but I wasn't surprised by anything on the...
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"Magic: The Gathering" Takes Hold
the back of the cards ( source ) Ketchikan High School has been overrun with Magic: The Gathering  in just the last few weeks. I don't think that's an exaggeration. I saw Magic played several times throughout the first semester this year, but in just the la...
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Reluctance to Guess Definitions
assignment in question I've encountered an interesting phenomenon with my Tribal Scholars students this year, based on one assignment I've give all of them: They seem very reluctant to guess. The assignment was a vocabulary "pre-assessment" where I gave the...
assignment in question I've encountered an interesting phenomenon with my Tribal Scholars students this year, based on one assignment I've give all of them: They seem very reluctant to guess. The assignment was a vocabulary "...
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West Coast vs. East Coast City Choices, Round One
Wherever you might live in the United States—north, south, east, west, or middle—it's important to know whether you're a West Coast or East Coast person. Choose which city you'd prefer to live in out of the following pairs to determine whether you're a West...
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Teacher
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teaching, historical scholarship, tour guiding
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  • 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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