Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Day 46: National Liberty Museum

We wandered into the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia more or less by chance.  It is one strange place.  It contains:
  1. Some very beautiful art works such as the 'flame' by Dale Chihuly,
  2. Propaganda of the 'America, land of freedom' type,
  3. The small print that tells the truth about extermination of Native Americans, slavery, incarceration, grinding poverty, hate crime, violence,
  4. Walls of biographies.  Biographies of good guys, bad guys, Nobel Peace Prize winners and dictators, people who've overcome disabilities or fought for human rights,...
I don't know what to think about this place, I'm still making up my mind.  On the other hand, it worked out quite well for the roadschooling because we seem to have found ourselves doing a whole unit on biography.

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