Here are five articles I came across last week that you shouldn’t miss. Enjoy!
Much-criticized ‘drum major’ quote on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to be removed: The paraphrased statement “I was a drum major for justice peace and righteousness” will be completely removed and not replaced with the true quote. I wonder if a teaching moment could be missed by the alteration, what do you think?
This week in history, 258 years ago: Catherine Ray and Ben Franklin’s Secret: An interesting story on a decade’s-long (mostly) penpal relationship between Benjamin Franklin and Catherine Ray Greene of Block Island, Rhode Island.
Archaeologists Find Ancient Evidence Of Cheese-Making: This neat story is about archaeological findings that claim that cheese-making is at least 7,000 years old! I’ve never made cheese, but I’d like to try to someday.
4 Costly Myths About World Heritage: From National Geographic, well worth the read.
How a School Project Saved Muncie’s Historic Neighborhoods: This story circulated earlier this week starting on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s blog, and soon elsewhere, so maybe you’ve read it already. If you haven’t, you should because it shows the power of what can happen when students are given a great project with room to flourish when it comes to our historic places and neighborhoods.
For more, head on over to Bricks + Mortar’s post “This Week.”