One view to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  It sounds like a number Fred Waring’s Glenn Miller’s band could shout out at the end of instrumental verses.  It’s the street address of the White House, not so secretly, and to most fans or other followers of politics, it carries great symbolism.

So a professor at the University of Akron thought it would be a good name for a blog.  It is. The blog is a very good compilation of sources and intriguing commentary.

This item caught my eye yesterday — the least tawdry dealing with this issue I’ve seen in a long time, though some of the portraits pointed to are more impressionistic than history.  The listing alone reveals a lot.  It’s incomplete, of course.  This is the one post probably not suitable for 8th grade U.S. history; it’s already come up in my government classes this year.

Check out the stuff in the widgets — the link to the current feed is a good idea, cool, and by its mere existence, an indicator of the influence of technology on politics.

I’m curious to know how one might use this blog in the classroom.  Got ideas?

One Response to One view to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

  1. Dave Cohen says:

    Ed–Thanks for the shout out. I’m a big fan of your site & have linked to it (of course, the name, which I love, intrigued me, which is how I stumbled upn it). Keep up the good work.



Please play nice in the Bathtub -- splash no soap in anyone's eyes. While your e-mail will not show with comments, note that it is our policy not to allow false e-mail addresses. Comments with non-working e-mail addresses may be deleted.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: