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Sienna Wildfield
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Buddhism to World Culture. Citizen Science to Neutrinos. Comics to Anime. Tiny Houses to Fermented Foods. These are just a few of the community-based learning highlights we’re featuring this week in "Learn Local. Play Local." Peruse our list and make…

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How could a #farmersMarket support an interest in #localFood, #sustainability & #culinaryArts? This week in Learning Ahead! @MassHumanities

We’re spoiled in Western Massachusetts! Our summers are a bounty of local agriculture and food. We have the opportunity to eat seasonally most of the year and then winter arrives, the summer farmers’ markets disappear, and our kitchens feel a little…

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What recipes did New Englanders prepare in 1800s are made today? What #WesternMA food resources support cultural learning? @MassHumanities

One way to get some inspiration for your next winter culinary adventure is to visit living history museums to experience daily living routines and food preparations from the 19th century. Visitors can see firsthand what types of recipes 19th century…

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How does mass production and transportation impact our consumption of food and our #senseOfPlace? Think about this... @MassHumanities

How do you think your food consumption would change if you were to eat only foods from within 10 miles of your home? What foods would you not have access to and how would it impact your diet seasonally?

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Gender Studies to Film Studies. Wild Cats to Natural History Museum. Choreography to Classical Music. These are just a few of the community-based learning highlights we’re featuring this week. Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community…

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Did you know that poetry may actually predate the written word? Today, in a world full of written prose, this can be hard to imagine. In a time of strictly oral communication, however, poetic forms had not only aesthetic but highly practical purposes. Due…

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Did you know that poetry may actually predate the written word? Today, in a world full of written prose, this can be hard to imagine. In a time of strictly oral communication, however, poetic forms had not only aesthetic but highly practical purposes. Due…

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Calling All Massachusetts High School Students... Is there someone in your community who is fighting injustice, organizing action, fostering dialogue, encouraging civic participation or educating about important issues? Create a two-minute video showing…

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#PresidentsDay is a chance to explore the tenets of #democracy & #civilFreedoms. Explore #WesternMA resources to learn more. @MassHumanities

Presidents’ Day celebrates the life and work of George Washington. Although Washington’s birthday is on February 22nd, the holiday is celebrated on the third Monday to allow us to enjoy a three day weekend. Presidents' Day is also a chance to explore the…

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#PresidentsDay is a chance to learn about the freedom to read and history of #bannedBooks, including these American novels: @MassHumanities

Interestingly, the freedom to read has not always been seen as a freedom. Citing the freedom to read as a part of our Constitution’s First Amendment, the American Library Association hosts a Banned Books Week every year to celebrate the freedom to read.…
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