Monday, March 30, 2009

And You Thought Your Teacher Was Strict

This is a photograph I took of an exhibit at the hall of Asian Peoples at the American Museum of Natural History. Here's a link to The Hall of Asian Peoples | Elementary School Teacher's Guide.

One thing that struck me as a bit unbalanced as I walked around the museum and saw all the groups of school children is that if you happen to be a child growing up near a museum like this and your parents or teachers have the resources and inclination to take you for visits, you will have a headstart on lots of other kids who are not so lucky.

On the other hand, I'd venture to say that a caring teacher can have a much greater impact on young people than a trip to a big museum.