We just returned from an awesome field trip I initially called my Jimmy Carter Sandwich, but I think buffet would be a better word. Either way, the trip was about so much more than Jimmy Carter. It was a great trip for my children to experience the Great Depression, some civics, global poverty, and a great lesson in learning to help one another. Our original field trip plan was to visit Habitat for Humanity's Global Village.
It was heartbreaking. There were little stores and schools. Holes in walls and ceilings. Just so much discouragement. But once you move on to see the homes built in comparison you're heart swells. Of course families will feel hope working themselves out of such despair to a real home. (Now I have to admit that I was so overwhelmed I forgot to take many pics - so I lifted this next one from Habitat's site).
The above picture is of a home in an area that has flooding, thus the stilts. The majority of homes we saw were made of brick. There is a brick making demonstration as part of the tour as well. It was a wonderful day and a great way to thank our blessings.
I guess my post got a bit away from me, so I'll cover the other trips in later posts - so stay tuned!!