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Open House: Wednesday, January 9th

Talking Stick is hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 9, from 10am-12pm. Stop by to talk to staff and participants about our programs for homeschoolers ages 4-17. We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. We have several families attending with young people in different age groups, so we are planning to have all ages,…

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A People’s History of the United States: The Color Line

We discussed the formation of racism in the colonies and considered the question of if racism is a natural human tendency or a manufactured institution.

A People’s History of the United States: Columbus on Trial

This week we conducted an involved role-playing exercise created by Bill Bigelow, Zinn Education Project co-director, called “The People vs. Columbus, et al.” Following the script in the exercises, we divide the participants into 5 groups; each group represented either Columbus, Columbus’ Men, King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella, Taínos, or The System of Empire. By working hard to defend each of these groups, the hope was that each group would be examined for its complicity in this crime.

A People’s History of the United States: Week One

We opened up the program this week by discussing our first take-home question: What Is America? And a wide-ranging discussion of the good and the bad ensued.

Wilderness Survival: Emergencies, First Aid, and Knives

Talking Stick is offering a new program this fall: Wilderness Survival, and I am very excited to facilitate it. In an earlier part of my life, I served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. And in a much early part of my life, I was an Eagle Scout, and I currently volunteer at a local Cub Scout pack….

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