July 2016 Blog Posts

Visiting "The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander"

Mask of Agamemnon
On Friday afternoon, I leave work early, head north via Metro to the National Geographic Museum, and, press pass around my neck, visit the new exhibit, The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander. On display until October 10th, this collection brings together 550 objects from 21 Greek museums from Athens to Vergina to tell of gods and goddesses, heroes and scholars, aristocrats and kings.Read More »

Celebrating Beatrix Potter at 150

Illustrations from “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”
I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense? ― Beatrix Potter, The Complete TalesOne author-illustrator whose texts are perfect for elementary Common Core State Standards applications is Beatrix Potter. July 28 marks the 150th anniversary of her birth—an excellent opportunity to commemorate her life and shine a light on her literary and artistic legacy.Read More »
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