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March 9, 2009

Simon Bolivar

Tapestry of Grace has us scheduled for a three-week study of Simon Bolivar's life and deeds.

We plan to read about him, yes; but can anyone give me a compelling reason for spending three weeks on him? Right now, I'm thinking we will condense the study into one week, and move on.

Am I missing some reason to go in-depth here? In 5th and 7th grade?

Posted by lynx at March 9, 2009 12:04 AM

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Not on him, so much. Unless it's a jumping off point to discuss freedom and independence for the rest of the continent, at which point you could spend an interesting 3 weeks talking about latin american geopolitics...

Posted by: geek at March 9, 2009 12:16 AM

I assume that's what they're getting at. It would help if my library system actually had the texts they call for. And I don't know enough South American history to wing it. Grr.

Posted by: Stephanie at March 9, 2009 8:11 AM

Let me know if you need any help on topics - I can recommend some good (and informative) websites for various LA topics, depending on where you want to go with it.

(This is where my *other* major comes in handy. One of my term papers was on the CIA intervention in Chile leading up to and during 1973.)

Posted by: geek at March 12, 2009 3:57 PM