I am a high school English teacher in NYC and during the summer of 2008, I took an extensive cross country road trip to visit literary sites. Now, in the summer of 2013, I will explore Vietnam and study the effects of the Vietnam War from both an American and Vietnamese perspective. I will use this exploration to create an interdisciplinary unit on the Vietnam War, using Tim O'Brien's wonderful work "The Things They Carried." Thanks for visiting.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wild West Buffalo Bill Cody Museum, Golden, Colorado
Who doesn't love Buffalo Bill? He represents the fabled American West and is the image of "the dream" and the ability to make it as a buffalo hunter, an government employed Indian fighter, an actor and a showman! Well, on top of Lookout Mountain, in Golden, Colorado, you can visit Buffalo Bill's grave and walk through a very kitschy and informative Buffalo Bill museum that is fun for all ages. Our friend from college, Melanie Irvine, works as the exhibit designer at the museum, so we were lucky enough to get a private tour and check out the Antique Firearm exhibit that she designed and created from scratch.
Countless dime novels were also written about Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, the woman he hired to come on the road with his buffalo and gun show. ee cummings also wrote a great poem about Buffalo Bill, which happens to fit into my 11th grade American Dream curriculum very nicely. See below.
Buffalo Bill's defunct who used to ride a watersmooth-silver stallion and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Jesus he was a handsome man and what i want to know is how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death