A text book can’t teach everything

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CHRIS RODEN CHRIS@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

History teachers spend much of their days telling stories.

Typically, the stories they tell are stories they have read in books or seen on videos, so they seem like third-hand hearsay to their students. However, some teachers are lucky enough to visit the places and experience the cultures where history took place and share that experience with their students.

Kate Sutter has taught history at LHS for 12 years. Toward the end of June, she boarded a plane in Dallas and took a 13.5-hour flight to Tokyo, Japan.

Sutter was able to visit Japan thanks to a fellowship for teachers provided by the Keizai Koho Fellowship in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies. 

Her group of nine American teachers and one Canadian spent about 10 days immersing themselves in the political, educational and cultural background of Japan for a very specific reason.

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