Mr. Rosenberg's Learning Field TripsDuring the summer of 2015, I visited Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York, as one of 30 teachers from all around the country. I learned all about the importance of both the area around the Fort as well as the Saratoga battlefield, which was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Check out this article about my experience.In the summer of 2013, I was chosen to attend the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher's Institute. I got to sleep in a real colonial tavern built in the 1700's right on the main street. I was able to visit not only Williamsburg but Jamestown and Yorktown as well. You can read about it in this article.
During the summer of 2011, I visited Mount Vernon as one of 20 teachers from nine states learning about the life of George Washington. I was honored to live for a week on the same hallowed grounds that George Washington called home. I learned a lot and had a great time!
On December 2, 2010, Mr. Rosenberg was invited to attend An Evening for Educators at George Washington's home, Mount Vernon. He watched a filming of "Presidential Perspectives, The Challenge of Nationhood" where re-enactors of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were interviewed by newscaster Cokie Roberts on the struggles of building a nation and the Constitution in the early years through the eyes of our founding fathers.
During the summer of 2009, I visited many places that we learn about in American History and when we are learning about the way our government works. I was honored as being chosen to attend as the one teacher representative from New Jersey to a program called the Presidential Academy for American History and Civics.
Along with one representative from each of the other states, I learned about the Declaration of Independence and Constitution in Philadelphia,
the Civil War in Gettysburg,
and the Civil Rights Movement in Washington, DC.
This was taught by expert historians and I met a lot of cool people. As part of the program, I was actually able to go on the floor of both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. I sat and looked in Senator Menendez's desk. Some people that I met included Juan Williams, who is on NPR and Fox News, Senator Lamar Alexander, our own Senator Menendez, and my Congressman Steve Rothman.
Check out these two articles about my experience:
I also was invited as one of 50 teachers from across the country to visit C-Span in Washington and see what resources they offered students. I met Brian Lamb, the founder and a Presidential Historian named Richard Norton Smith.
Other things I like to do in the summer is visit historical places on July 4th. This year I visited Mount Vernon. Other places include Philadelphia (where I got to shake Vice President Biden's hand), Boston and Williamsburg. It's kind of cool to hear the Declaration of Independence read at these historic places.