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Taking Neighborhood Walks

17 Nov
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Year two for the Out of Eden Walk at the American International School of Lusaka (Zambia) produced some nice photos. Here are some that resonated with me, along with two photos I took. For many students, walking around their neighborhood is not something they are accustomed to. These students are grade 6 students in a Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Alta Conte’s classroom. I provided support and gave students tips on how to take a good photo. I also showed them exemplars from my former students at the American International School Chennai (India). The instructions from Out of Eden Learn for this footstep (activity) are below:
As you walk in your neighborhood or local area, take photos of things that catch your attention. What do you see, feel, hear, taste, or smell? Try to look at the place and the people who live or work there with fresh eyes. Here are some ideas for different kinds of photos you can take:
  • Photos that capture a whole neighborhood scene, and photos that zoom in on a detail you find interesting.
  • Photos where you’re pointing the camera up and photos where you’re pointing the camera towards the ground.
  • Photos of things that are common or familiar in your neighborhood, and photos of things that might be unexpected or surprising.
  • Something special that you’d like to share.

Jacaranda Trees in Zambia

26 Sep

Here are some photos I took today on our campus at the American International School of Lusaka (Zambia). I love this time of year when the Jacaranda trees are in bloom. According to Wikipedia, these trees are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. They have been planted widely in Asia, especially in Nepal, southern California, Florida, Argentina, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Zambia.

Let’s Explore Zambia

1 Apr

This is a video I recently saw on social media. It was shared by a friend. It highlights the amazing beauty of the country I now call home. Enjoy. 

This is Zambia!

10 Oct

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Zambezi River (Photo by Rob Martin)

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Elephant on the Zimbabwe side of the river (Photo by Rob Martin)

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Elephant on the Zimbabwe side of the river (Photo by Rob Martin)

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Victoria Falls, Livingstone – Explore Zambia trip (Photo by Rob Martin)

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Victoria Falls (Photo by Rob Martin)

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Mountain biking near my school (Photo by Rob Martin)

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Where is Zambia? (Photo by Rob Martin)

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American International School of Lusaka – The Leopards

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