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Aaron Blais

Aaron Blais

Aaron Blais teaches at Exeter High School.

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3-Minute Civics: All or nothing

By: - November 19, 2021

If the past few years have taught me anything, it is that the foundations of our democracy have sadly become more and more often seen as obstacles that need to be ignored, or worse, discarded for the sake of temporary political wins. As a government and history teacher, it has become difficult to explain the […]

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3-Minute Civics: Our longest war

By: - September 10, 2021

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” This quote, often attributed to Ambrose Bierce, resonates deeply with me. In my classroom, I often have to pull down the wall maps to show my students where Cuba and the Philippines are, or Iwo Jima and Normandy, or Korea and Vietnam. I understand their dilemma, reflecting […]