James M Deem writes:

Hello, Grades 6-12! 

Grade 6, I spoke to you about Ötzi and melting glaciers around the world.

Grades 7 and 8, I talked about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 and the destruction of Pompeii, its rediscovery and excavation, and the making of the plaster casts.

Grades 9-12, I told you about Kristallnacht. I outlined the five-year series of events that led up to Kristallnacht, the terrible ten days that preceded it, and the four days and nights that are now considered to be Kristallnacht (November 7-10, 1938). This is not an easy subject to learn about, but you were a perfect audience. I want to thank you for your excellent questions afterwards. I hope this is a subject that you will keep learning about.  

I had a wonderful time visiting your school. I especially want to thank your librarian, Jill Van Niekerk, who arranged my visit and helped make the day so memorable. 

James M Deem

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