What a fascinating glimpse of history you have given us! Thank you for
sharing this with us. What you have done is such a "humanizing" act. I
appreciate it very much!
Peter Milbury [log in to unmask]
Librarian-Mentor Teacher http://www.cusd.chico.k12.ca.us/~pmilbury
American Memory Fellow: Library Of Congress - National Digital Library
Chico High School, Chico, CA 95926 http://dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us
A National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished School 530-891-3036
On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Judith K. Graves wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to add a personal note to this discussion. My middle daughter is
> a legislative aide in Tom DeLay's office. Yep, she's been in on this from
> the beginning so we've been getting an insider's prospective on EVERYTHING.
> We even have our very own copy of the Starr report!
> Where did her interest in government begin? In part with our dinner table
> discussions and our challenges to think beyond what she read in textbooks,
> but also through her government teacher in high school who challenged the
> students to leave the classroom and see government in action. His project
> requirements led her to an internship, a major in college, active
> participation in Model U.N., and work on the Hill.
> We were at my youngest daughter's college graduation this weekend and were
> watching CSPAN after the ceremony (The middle daughter had already called
> her office for an update; checking CSPAN was a formality!). Some of my
> youngest daughter's friends - college educated (with masters' degrees
> already) were not aware of the impeachment process and how it worked.
> We have a golden opportunity to breathe life into history, just as my
> daughter's teacher did. I enjoyed watching my daughter expand her horizons
> in her government class and I know that is happening also in the classes
> y'all are teaching as well.
> This is real, this is serious, this is affecting the lives of countless
> numbers of people, and deserves discussion. I, too, would like to be a fly
> on the wall in Arnold's class - that's our next generation at work, forming
> the attitudes and interests that will influence the country's future.
> Happy Holidays,
> Judy, m.h.
> Judith K. Graves
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> National Digital Library Program
> Library of Congress
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