Sunday, April 19, 2009

The National Consitution Center

This is the first stop we made after we arrived in Philadelphia. A good place to start a lesson in history. We saw a brief show/movie about the history of the U.S. constitution, and then walked through a hall with exhibits that represented freedom and independence. At the end of the exhibit hall was a room called the Signer's Hall, where there were statues of all the signers (and the three dissenters) of the constitution.

Outside the National Constitution Center

Memorable words

The students

Safa inside Signer's Hall. Trying to look as solemn as the bronze statue

Other places we visited were the US Mint, the famous Pat's King of Steaks as featured on the Food Network, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Reading Terminal, a cool covered market that sells prepared meals, fresh fish, jewelry and linens, candy and freshly squeezed lemonade among other things. I'll share more about these in another post.


The Portas said...

I'm glad you made it back home safely and that you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the pics. :)

Laura said...

I have never been to Philadelphia but all of the pictures really make me want to go. I would love to be able to see and bring all of those history lessons to life.

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