Hello educational travelers!
Jeff is back to finish up the week with another fabulous and educational blog post. Enjoy!
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. will enjoy a slight diversion from the usually seen sites by stopping at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. It is located at 1811 R Street and was chartered by an act of Congress in 1958 to document and preserve the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States by educating the public to the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces. The museum also works to combat anti-Semitism. Social Studies teachers grappling with how to teach the Holocaust will benefit from visiting here on their next educational tour to Washington, D.C.
Educational tours to Washington, D.C. will find four permanent exhibitions that anchor the museum: a core exhibit examining the role of Jews in the American military from the Colonial era to today, a Hall of Heroes devoted to Jewish Medal of Honor recipients, and two exhibits dedicated to the memories of individual men, Major General Julius Klein and Captain Joshua L. Goldberg. Besides the permanent exhibits, the museum contains over five thousand artifacts collected from nearly every American military conflict, with the bulk relating to World War II. Students and teachers alike will be moved to tears at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History on their next educational tour to Washington, D.C.
Until next time,