A gentle reminder ...

The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Morning at the National Archives and Ellis Island

We were among the first folks in the National Archives today. By 11 am it was pretty full so that 30-45 minutes or so was a gift. The three founding documents are always cool to see as well as the Faulkner murals which overlook them. The permanent exhibit is cool but I was drawn to the newest exhibit, Attachments. It uses immigration document to tell the story of men and women trying to enter the country.

the exhibit does an excellent job of storytelling. You see these documents and pictures and you are curious how thikngs turned out for them. Not all of the stories end well but that's in keeping with the reality of what actually occurred.

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