Peter Bouley and Joel Hinrichs
With close to 40 years of teaching experience between them, Social Studies teachers Joel Hinrichs and Peter Bouley (Branford High School), pride themselves on teaching their students that there are always more than one way to look at an issue. It is their belief that traveling is the best way to open your eyes to how complex the World is, and then bring those experiences into the classroom. This past summer, the embarked on a 3 ½ week journey along the Western Balkan Route of the Syrian Refugee Trail. Over the past 9 months they have been sharing their experiences with their students, colleagues, and their community in the hope we can see that the issue of immigration is not as black and white as some believe.