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.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Storytelling with fallen monuments in a building of glass

I spent my last afternoon in DC at the Newseum. It was designed as a living history museum devoted to journalism and the first amendment. It is one a few locations to charge you for entrance, but it is well worth the 20 bucks.
As a former journalist, there is a lot I was fascinated by, but was moved this time by artifacts borne of tragedy. Maybe it's what just happened at Aurora. I dont know. The pieces below moved me. The Holocaust Museum moves me this way, I just never expected the Newseum to.

A section of the Berlin Wall

A handmade newspaper detailing the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Wreckage from the 9/11 attacks

Wreckage from the World Trade Center

Part of a display on war reporting

Wreckage from the World Trade Center

Cell Phones recovered from ground zero.

Detail from one section of the Berlin Wall.

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