In the last post, I talked about the Civil War Washington Teaching Fellowship. This mini-post is a set of links to previous posts about my week with them last summer. There are easily the same number of posts I don't offer links to so, if you are up for some exploring....
Walking in the steps of grieving father at Oak Hill Cemetery
When memories aren't allowed, let the house speak for you
Prepare. Experience. Reflect.
How long do you let kids marinate in an uncomfortable discussion?
Furnished with ideas, not objects
Sleeping in the president's deathbed
Wichita Connection #2
At Ford's Theater
I was asked by the kids which spot had the most meaning and I'll close with a link to that post. My attraction to these types of location are all over this blog, like here, here and here. I don't think of them the way otehrs do, I see them as flashpoints for rememberance, reflection and vision for the future. History is a way of looking at the past in order to chart a course toward the future--these places encapsulate that idea.
How Sleep the Brave
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.