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Similar Architecture of Greece and Rome

Buona Sera! I am a student who is beyond blessed to be surrounded by such friendly and caring students and staff in Rome. This past weekend we enjoyed our stay in Athens, Greece. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and shared 5 hours worth of information regarding the The Roman Ruins, The Agora, and The Parliament to us. It was interesting to learn how Greek History as well as Roman History can go hand in hand in regards to the architecture. Our tour guide had a book about the Greek monuments that we saw with our own eyes but the book was actually published in Italy. Seeing the...

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Art and Architecture of Rome

Tom, Sean, and I had our walking tour in Rome this week. We toured three sites including the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Santo Augustino. We started our tour at the Pantheon, which means “Honor all gods” in Greek. The most preserved construction of ancient Rome, the Pantheon was dedicated to all the gods of ancient Rome. Outside of the Pantheon, there is a fountain in the plaza. Fontana del Pantheon was ordered by Pope Gregory the 13 and modified with a different basin in 1711 by Pope Clement the 11. In 1711, the marble figures were removed and replaced by Luigi Amici and can be seen in the...

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The Parthenon and Today’s Olympic Stadium

This weekend, the education study abroad group got to travel to Athens Greece! There were many highlights of the trip, but some of the best destinations we got to experience were the Parthenon, the first modern Olympic stadium, and the 2004 Olympic stadium! The Parthenon was built between 447 and 432 BCE and was built to honor the goddess Athena. The temple was built to protect the gold and ivory statue of Athena inside, but was later stolen. The Parthenon has since been reconstructed three times and the columns are made of marble and ivory. The Parthenon has dimensions of 8×17 columns...

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Exploring Reggio Emilia

Exploring Reggio Emilia

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A Walking Tour Through Rome

Today was the first day of our Walking Tours!! Jackie Amber and I gave our group a tour of the Rome Jewish Ghetto. This Jewish ghetto was establish in 1555 making it the oldest in Europe. It was created by Pope Paul the IV when he granted the Jews land in a Papal Bull, an official document from the Pope. We began our tour in the ruins of Teatro Marcello. This is commonly known as the Jewish Coliseum. It was named after Marcus Marcellus, the nephew of Emperor Augustus. It was completed in 13 BC and held approximately 11,000-20,000 people. It was a place for singing, dancing, and acting back...

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Reggio Emilia Educational Philosophy

On October 27th, our group of 15 Walsh University students traveled to Reggio Emilia. Reggio Emilia is an educational philosophy that we have been studying at Walsh that was founded in the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy. Louis Malaguzzi developed this approach after World War Two. Reggio is a very different view in education. It is more of an approach than a theory. It focuses mainly on preschool and elementary students. The main idea is for students to learn on their own using resources. They do not have toys to play with but they have real life objects. As you can see in these pictures,...

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