Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Washington DC: 8th Graders visit the Holocaust Museum and the Newseum

The first stop today for the 8th graders in Washington DC was the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, promote human dignity, and prevent genocide. Located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values.
Students were met this morning by Stephen Berer, their Judiac Studies teacher from last year, who accompanied them through the museum. 

Mr. Berer along with students.

After time spent at the Holocaust Museum, students visited the Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news, which offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.  
Practicing broadcasting skills at the Newseum.

This picture was taken from the top of the Newseum.

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