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Washington, DC

My school project on our feild trip to Washington, DC

Luke Hale

on 7 February 2013

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Pamplin Park Museum of Natural History National Museum of American History Newseum Holocaust Museum The Capitol Building Vietnam Veterans Memorial Lincoln Memorial antidisestablishmentarianism World War II Memorial Jefferson Memorial Franklin Delano Roosevelt Korean War Memorial Washington, DC Giant Squid Platypus Sea Turtle Triceritops http://lh5.ggpht.com/_Q-_JBeoRdUE/SqkkRAXfX2I/AAAAAAAAO8I/jjWdBQlSWYo/s400/Image_20_c550.jpg http://www.israelnewsagency.com/holocaust_gas.gif http://trendsupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum-washington-dc.jpg http://www.vanderbilt.edu/News/register/Nov5_01/images/holocaust.jpg w aawewawfewafewaffewafewa http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Jefferson_Memorial_with_Declaration_preamble.jpg by Luke Hale Our 8th Grade Trip to The Korean War Veterans Memorial was built to honor the soldiers who served, died, and were taken prisoners of war in the Korean War. The memorial consists of ninteen statues: forteen of which are for the Army, three Marines, One for the Navy, and one for the Air Force. Of these there are twelve Caucasian, three African-American, two Hispanic, one Oriental, and one Native American to represent the races that fought. The statues are made out of stainless steel as to reflect light. The ponchos are designed to give a blowing effect as you walk by the statues. The Capitol Building is one of the most recognizable structures in Washington, DC. It is the meeting place for the House of Representatives and the Senate. The building consists of around 540 rooms. These rooms are divided among five floors stacked upon each other. The gound floor is mainly for the Congressional Offices. The second floor is for the House of Representatives and the Senate. The third floor is for visitors viewing the Congress. Finally the basement and fourth floor's purpose is mainly offices. The Rotunda is 180 feet above the ground. The Statue of Freedom atom the Capitol weighs around 15,000 pounds. At the National Museum of American History, we saw a variety of exhibits varying from US transportation to war technology. We learned about the first methods of transportation and how they effect us today. There was also a hall of Presidents of the US with endless facts and artifacts from just about every one of the Presidents. The museum itsself contains over three million artifacts, so you definately will not find yourself bored. The Museum of Natural History contains exhibits of scientific discoveries and facts about nature. There is much to see here because there is a hall dedicated to ocean life, fossils, minerals/rocks, and animals. The must see's of this museum would be the Giant Squid and the Hope diamond. Hope Diamond At Pamplin we had a more interactive way of learning. We had the opportunity to learn and act out the different steps and positions to the formation of the lines used in the Civil War. One of the staff even showed us the steps to reloading a musket and he even fired it for us. We also got to learn about the punishments used against disobeying soldiers. In the museum we were assigned a soldier from the Civil War and we could learn about his life and decisions in the war. The FDR memorial consisted of numerous waterfalls that were beautiful when illuminated at night. The statues, quotes, and waterfalls represent America in its tougher times during the Great Depression. The monument was made for president FDR because he greatly helped in pulling us out of the depression. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was founded by Jan Shruggs who wanted all who served in the war to be recognized. Currently there are 58,261 names on the wall and around 1,200 of these names are enscribed as missing or POW's. Beside each name there is a bullet in the form of three shapes. A Diamond means that the person was indeed confirmed to be dead/passed away. The plusses represent the person being missing. The circles represent that the missing person was found alive, although there are no circles currently enscribed on the wall. The wall is made out of black granite. The names on the wall are listed in chronological order by date of which they were found dead or missing. Information from http://thewall-usa.com/information.asp The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated to the United States of America's Sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. In the center of the structure stands a statue of the president over twenty feet tall. On each side of him you will find two of his most important speeches, the second inaugural address and the Gettysburg Address. This is the monument that is printed on the tails side of the penny. The Lincoln Memorial was built with a flat roof, representing the assassination of Lincoln unlike the Jefferson Memorial's round roof representing Jefferson living his life to the fullest. In the etching of the Gettysburg Address there is a mistake in the print of Future. It had been "Euture" but they filled in the bottom line of the "E" to make an "F". Shoes of the many innocent people brutally killed. Cremation Chambers The Holocaust Museum was a memorial and museum for those who passed away during the Holocaust period. Here, we walked through and saw many depressing exhibits showing how diffulct life must had been. They had displays of how the Jewish people were put in lines and waited until their death as if waiting in line for a ride that you cannot get off. They had a train car that was said to carry as many as 100 people for many days that was smaller than my bedroom. I guarantee that you will walk out of this museum a different person. http://onemansblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/JeffersonMemorial2.jpg The Jefferson Memorial was designed after the Pantheon of Rome and in honor of America's Third president. Thomas Jefferson is important in history because he was the author of the Declaration of Independence. Because of this, he is one of our Founding Fathers. The idea that he should have a memorial was proposed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The engravings that surround Jefferson's statue are from the Declaration of Independence and famous speeches. The Monument weighs over 32,000 tons. The monument stands 129 feet high and four feet thick. Information from http://www.classbrain.com/artmonument/publish/jefferson_memorial_history.shtml The WWII Memorial is in honor of the over 16,000 people who served in the war. The monument is split into the wwo surrounding oceans of America: the Pacific and Atlantic. Each side has the states that are on that side of the country. In the center of the monument there is a fountain, which is surrounded by each state's podium. There are also numerous quotes dealing with the war on either side of the monument. The Newseum was a museum that displayed how news has affected history and how it affects us today. They had a 4-D theater that gave us an interactive "journey" through time about the first news methods. On the first floor there was an exhibit of the Pulitzer Prize Photograph winners. This was a gallery of amazing photographs that represent our country and/or deep emotions. The museum also had a Great Books gallery, First Ammendment gallery, and a news history gallery. There is even a wall of famous newspaper headlines from all over the world.
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