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NYC National Parks Offer Glimpse of History

 NYC National Parks Offer Glimpse of History




If you're considering a New York City vacation, the only way to do it is to plan ahead. There are simply so many things to see and do that you must have at least a general idea of how you want to spend your days before you can begin. New York is one of the greatest cities in the world, it wasn't that way without a reason and it has a long history that is part of its greatness.



NYC National Parks Offer Glimpse of History

 NYC National Parks Offer Glimpse of History




 NYC National Parks Offer Glimpse of History




If I had to choose how to spend my time in New York and what wonderful things about New York City to introduce my kids to, I would choose to introduce them to the things that have the most historical significance first so that really sinks in. and not compete with Nintendo Store or the really cool keyboard at FAO Schwarz. I would want my kids to understand the history of our country, good and bad, and I want them to one day instill in their own children the importance of that history.





By visiting the national parks first, I will have enjoyed the benefits of the price tag (free is good almost anyway, especially when you and your kids are getting an education) plus fresh minds upon which to impart this crucial knowledge. about the birth of our democracy. Ellis Island is a great place to visit, but I think I'll show you the statue from afar instead of taking the ferry. There is so much to do in New York and every second counts. I want them to have a wonderful time as much as I want them to get wonderful ideas that they can also share with their friends at school (something more than the latest and greatest Game Cube game coming out soon).



 NYC National Parks Offer Glimpse of History



Some of the important national parks I'd like to take my kids to include: Federal Hall, where Washington was inaugurated, Grant's Tomb, Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace and Castle Clinton, which was designed to keep out invaders. I would also like to take you to St. Paul's Church. Not for religious reasons but for religious freedom issues. I think there is an important lesson to be learned here even today, perhaps especially today.




I think the lessons that can be learned about our nation's history in New York City are as important as the lessons that can be learned in Washington or Philadelphia. This country has taken many steps on the road to democracy and we have stumbled a few times along the way. There would never have been the Salem Witch Trials, the Civil War or the Civil Rights Movement if I hadn't, but we have come so far and we still have so far to go. I want my children to learn from our past and look to our future.



 NYC National Parks Offer Glimpse of History





I believe these are the lessons we can learn from our state parks and they are far more valuable than the lessons we can learn in toy stores and throwing Frisbees in Central Park. I want my children to visit museums and toy stores and learn about new cultures, I also want them to take home a deep sense of the history of our great nation.

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