Friday, July 2, 2010

Thank you Fund for Teachers!!

Thank you Fund for Teachers for letting me decide. I could have taken a tour. I could have let someone else plan this itinerary. There would have been some advantages. Having most of the connections and directions taken care of between exhibits, having a tour guide interpret everything, and knowing where my next meal would come from would have been an easy way to experience European travel for the first time, but I wanted more.
I wanted to not only search for answers to my questions about the causes and consequences of the Holocaust, but also to have time for some reflection and to write this blog as I traveled. I also wanted to be a part of the culture of each of these cities. Museum Island in Berlin and Rijks Museum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam offer some of the most famous art collections in the world. I had to make time to see them while I was there. I was not disappointed. This trip was wonderful, challenging, empowering, educational, and worth every minute of time and energy that it took to get there. Fund for Teachers made it possible, but I made it happen by following a dream.
Now to help my students find theirs.

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