Humanities Moments

My Service in the Navy Sparked a Lifelong Interest in Other Cultures

Contributed by Lou Nachman, Charlotte Mecklenburg School District, NC
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Teacher Lou Nachman discusses how his experiences overseas in the Navy changed him from an indifferent student to embrace life as a teacher and enthusiastic traveler.

For Nachman, works of literature such as Big Fish or To Kill a Mockingbird forge an appreciation of human connections in the midst of apparent differences. In doing so, he says, they urge us to reflect on our own place in the world: how do we think, and how do we want to think?

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My Service in the Navy Sparked a Lifelong Interest in Other Cultures

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Teacher Lou Nachman discusses how his experiences overseas in the Navy changed him from an indifferent student to embrace life as a teacher and enthusiastic traveler.

For Nachman, works of literature such as Big Fish or To Kill a Mockingbird forge an appreciation of human connections in the midst of apparent differences. In doing so, he says, they urge us to reflect on our own place in the world: how do we think, and how do we want to think?

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Lou Nachman, Charlotte Mecklenburg School District, NC

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navy-other-cultures

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