Hello. It has been a while since my last podcast - always gets a little hectic as the school year winds down. I have been working on several episodes now it is just a matter of editing the interviews and content to create the final podcast. A couple of weeks ago I paid a visit to the Liberty Memorial World War I Museum in Kansas City. The Liberty Memorial is currently in the final stages of a huge renovation. The Liberty Memorial has been recognized by Congress as the official World War I museum in the United States. In the fall of 2006 the museum will open with a dramatic addition to the already impressive display on World War I. I sat down and interviewed Mr. James Barkly, the Education Program Coordinator of the Liberty Memorial (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) . If you teach American History in the Kansas City area you should really try to organize a field trip to the museum. If you teach World War in any other part of the world please contact James Barkley for a CD collection of lesson plans that you can incorporate into your curriculum. In addition to the interview, I also took photographs of the existing museum and created a short 3 minute slideshow using PhotoStory 3. To gain a perspective of the museum view the slideshow for images from inside and outside.
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Direct link to Speaking of History Podcast Show #24 - The National World War I Museum - Liberty Memorial in Kansas City - An Interview with James Barkley
- Liberty Memorial Museum in Kansas City Official Site - The National World War I Museum
- Liberty Memorial Education Page - link to Lessons of Liberty Curriculum
- Article about the Liberty Memorial from Online Preservation Magainze - June 7, 2002
- Description of the award winning interactive kiosks at the Liberty Memorial Video
- Virtual Tour of the Liberty Memorial Museum
- slideshow of the Liberty Memorial (3:34 minutes) - created with PhotoStory3 - Windows Media Video file