Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Remembrance Day - Student Questions Answered

When our students at Wallenpaupack heard that I was going to have a full-day stopover in Amsterdam on my way to Kenya, and that it would be Remembrance Day, they had questions.  After reading a few articles on the holiday, they brainstormed a list of questions that they wanted answered.

Thanks to my Dutch friend Marjolein Hoekstra, we were able to help them learn the answers to those questions.  Prior to my stopover, Marjolein put together a OneNote notebook for the students with answers and reference material. The hope is that the students will now continue to expand this resource with new questions and answers so that it can become more comprehensive and be used as a learning tool for students around the world who are looking for this information.

In addition, Marjolein met me during my stopover to show me around the city and to record a short interview with me in which many of the students' questions were answered.  You can see that interview below.


  1. Thank you so much for thinking of us and answering our questions. We are very much looking forward to reading the information in the One Note notebook, and we will definitely read and research more!
    With appreciation,
    Mrs. Cunningham's Class

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