Category Archives: History

What we learned on our study trip to Tanzania …

(This blog entry is written by many students – a collaborative effort of all the students who participated in this study trip …) Day 1 -2: Environmental Field Studies in Selous Our group of 14 students and two teachers land in … Continue reading

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In a dynamic learning environment, sometimes the most effective tool is analog …

Our school has been a 1-to-1 school for more than 7 years.  For us, “being connected” and using all available resources is a natural part of learning.  However, on a recent walk-through, I was reminded that sometimes the most effective … Continue reading

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A 94 year old reminds us that “one person can make a difference”

Nina Lagergren, half sister to Raoul Wallenberg, visited VRGD on April 21.  Together with her granddaughter, Cecilia Åhlberg, Mrs. Lagergren shared the story of her brother’s work during WWII. She also shared the inspiring message that one person can make … Continue reading

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Swedish Ambassador gives career advice to VRG students

Thanks to our Parents Association VRG was happy to welcome Ulrika Sundberg, Swedish Ambassador to Ireland on March 5. Ambassador Sundberg shared many anecdotes from her career with the Foreign Service.  She has been stationed in France, USA, Pakistan, Addis Abeba, Belgium, Ireland … Continue reading

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Role play as a final exam in History

Instead of a traditional written exam, History students finished their studies on World War 1 with a role play where students played the roles of country leaders discussing important questions from that time period. Students debate questions of conflict, as … Continue reading

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Connecting ideas through images … creative approach to learning source criticism

  Ever heard the expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words”? In the year 2 History project, students put this quote to the test.  There assignment was to find an image from the Middles Ages to describe certain aspects … Continue reading

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“Gaming” in International Relations … Students become “Minister for a Day”

Focused on geopolitics,  students in the International Relations course at VRG participated in the Folk och Försvars role play, “Minister for the Day” at the Army Museum in Stockholm. After a short introduction to the countries of Amaso, Bati, Cindro, Dometo … Continue reading

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Hidden Truths in History … a creative approach to learning about source criticism

The purpose of this photo project was to quickly bring students into issues related to source criticism and historical awareness in a creative and fun way. Each group chose a historical painting, a poster or a photo and read about the people and … Continue reading

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How one survivor inspired 300 students and staff in 90 minutes …

When Tobias Rawet*, Holocaust survivor, spoke we all listened. On Tuesday, April 29, Mr. Rawet visited VRG to share his powerful story.  He is 78 years old.  He has dedicated his life to sharing the “real” story of the Holocaust. He … Continue reading

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“Real learning” outside of the classroom …

Students in the African Studies course prepare for their final assignment with different study trips. Two weeks ago, students in the African Studies course attended the 20th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In this moving … Continue reading

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