I am a senior here at VCU. Like many of you taking this course, my major is in history. After completing my undergraduate requirements, I plan to pursue my Masters in Teaching. Once I obtain my degree, I would like to teach middle schoolers. To be more specific I would like to teach the 6th grade. This class seems like it’s going to be particularly enjoyable, since the class will be visiting the sites in person. As a side note, our first book Western Attitudes Towards Death was both informative and well written. It was interesting to see how different western countries have either evolved and or maintained their treatment of the dead, mourning practices and the like. I look foreword to working with all of you this semester. Good luck with your studies.