Today I toured the Bundestag - Parliament (like our Capital building where they make laws). Attached to it is the Reichstag Dome - this is made of glass and symbolizes the reunification of Germany. The top left corner is a picture of the Brandenburg Gate and next to it is Checkpoint Charlie which was a single crossing point by foot or car that foreigners and members of the Allied forces used. I saw a Holocaust Memorial and part of the Berlin Wall where East and West Germany were separated at one time. It was a wonderful field trip and I learned A LOT!
I am excited to take my students on this journey with me. I am eager to bring back the German history and culture and connect this with our curriculum. My intent is to learn more about the advancements with Germany's renewable energy and help my students and Willow Springs Elementary imagine different futures and the role that they can play in the world.