|View of the Washington Monument as we walked from the Smithsonian Castle.|
Yesterday I spent the morning at the Smithsonian Castle, and then moved over to the American History Museum where a small group of us examined object-based teaching. It was very interesting to think about the different stories that objects can tell, and I came away with some new ideas for my classroom, and some things to share with my team for their classrooms. I am also amazed at the resources available through the Smithsonian Museums, and I am eager to explore their online resources in the future!
|Jennifer Facciolini and me--at the Museum of American History|
|Michelle Obama's inaugural dress--it's funny, in the pictures it looks stunning on her,|
but in life it looks kind of ratty. I didn't really like it. Those are, though, Jimmy Choo shoes!
|This is the counter from the Greensboro Woolworth's lunch counter, where|
black college students refused to be treated as second class citizens and
insisted on sitting here, laying the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement.