Loki Visits D.C.

I’d like to introduce you to Loki, a little birdie friend who will be traveling with me to Ukraine and Turkey.  Loki will be my co-star for this blog, and hopefully she will bring to life some of the different places that we visit.  She and I just got back from Washington, D.C.  and here are some photos of our adventures:

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Who is Loki?

Loki helps students in my classes learn about world geography.  Every day, we start class by imagining that Loki is traveling to a different location around the world, and students answer a “question of the day” about Loki’s location.  As you can see, Loki is a little bird, so it will be easy for her to fly around the world with me!  Also, since I have a pet bird at home (a cockatiel) and our school mascot is a bird (a red-tailed hawk), she’ll be perfect company.  Here’s a trivia question for blog readers, similar to the ones we do in our classroom. If you think you know the answer, you can submit it in the comments section at the bottom of the post.

In the past week, Loki visited many sites in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  Which of the following is NOT pictured in a photo of Loki?

  • a) The Capital Building
  • b) Gettysburg Battlefields
  • c) The White House
  • d) The Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress
  • e) The National Archives

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  1. I think it’s great to use Loki to help teach your kids. Several years ago I was traveling with a team of U.S. History teachers from my district on a bus tour from Plymouth–Boston–Hyde Park–New York City–Philadeplphia–Washington. One of the 5th grade teachers traveled with a “Mr. Bill” from School House Rocks and she photographed him in various places during her travels. This inspired me to use a small stuffed Saber Toothed Cat as part of my travels from Summer 2008 to the Present…coincided with my transfer to a brand new high school whose mascott is the SaberCats.

    While we were all in DC I noticed that several teachers brought their special traveling friends. It’s a perfect way to engage many of our students and I look forward to seeing Loki’s travels!

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