From the mouth of babes


Geo-Politics doesn't have to be confusing

Understanding the complexities and intricacies of Middle Eastern geo-politics and how they influence diplomacy and international relations can be a daunting task. Rather than bore you with oversimplified and often historically and culturally incompetent "expert opinion" we will relate it to something we all understand...The never ending and merciless power struggle of a third grade playground....P. Johnson

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John T. Rump

John T. Rump


Origin, Purpose, Value and Limitation (OPVL) is a technique for analyzing historical documents. It is used extensively in the International Baccalaureate curriculum and testing materials, and is incredibly helpful in teaching students to be critical observers. It is also known as Document Based Questions (DBQ).

Author's Note: Thanks to Melissa for the OPVL heads up...

My hope is that The Playground will be used as a tool to discuss modern day geopolitics. Feel free to contact me:

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