Tuesday, July 04, 2006

America, Social Studies, and New Orleans

On Friday, August 26th, 2005, Miss Perlik wrote the following on the board at Dibert Elementary School here in New Orleans:
This school, like much of New Orleans, has been virtually untouched since Katrina. It makes me think about how archaeologists love destruction because it freezes a moment in time. It also makes me think about what happened in New Orleans after Katrina, and I wonder if Miss Perlik was teaching today at Dibert, would she still write that New Orleans is part of the United States of America? Just sharing my depression on the 4th of July.

1 comment:

lifestyle+music said...

When Katrina arrived in the US there were many reports about New Orleans. Even after Katrina there were reports about the distruction... the poverty... but now... months later... no one HERE (Germany) is talking about it anymore... I wonder if this city is forgotten. Actually I don't know, if there are people living in New Orleans again.
But New Orleans belongs to the USA.