I recently took the family to Washington DC. It was Maxwell and Andrew’s first trip to the nation’s capitol. They wanted to see where the president lived and were enamored with the metro and the fact that Abraham Lincoln was 16 foot tall! The day wiped them out, but they saw and learned many things. Now they have established an interest in the people and structures of government that they often see on the news. It is their first lesson in media literacy and it’s relationship to society.