Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Gateway to Knowledge

Every now and then I stumble across a field trip idea that I’m super excited about and the kids, well, not so much.   This was one of those trips, but it did get their interest stirred about comic books, seriously.

The Gateway of Knowledge tour, from the Library of Congress was in our town this week.   The exhibit contains copies of items such as the 1507 Waldseemüller Map (the first document to use the word “America”), the 1455 Gutenberg Bible, the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting with edits by Benjamin Franklin, and the 1962 drawings for the comic book that introduced Spider-Man to the world.

Both girls are hands on kids.  So the fact that everything was a lovely picture on the wall with nothing to touch or do wasn’t a big thrill.  Although they did LOVE getting to push the button to play the video snippets in various spots.  

Personally I thought it was a bit dull too.  However, it opened up a whole new world of information and resources at the click of the mouse!  

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