We went up to Washington DC last long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the sights. We visited the Mint, which the boys found fascinating, and had a tour of the Capitol Building. We learnt a lot about the immense pride the Americans have for their country and their beliefs.
It has been really interesting to listen and watch the boys learn about the Civil Rights movement here and the impact it has had on racial views around the world. They have both come home most distressed about the story of Ruby Bridges and have deeply questioned why and how people can be “so mean” and intolerant of others. It was Martin Luther King Day the other weekend, so there have been many discussions at school.
From Washington, we went up to Gettysburg for the night and through the battlefields. Fascinating history!
The boys were super excited as it snowed!! Real, heavy, ploppy snow. Hours of fun playing. It was beautiful to see the historic town transformed overnight and to wake up to a blanket of fresh snow.
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