Martin Luther King Jr.

Many of our student trips stop at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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First, we visit the Lincoln Memorial and stand at the top where Martin Luther King Jr. stood when he gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. Then we visit his memorial, which is where our ideas of “learning on location” and “breaking down classroom walls” comes into play. Learning about King, we find that it wasn’t until he went to college that he decided to follow in his fathers religious leadership footsteps. As a young adult he realized that Christianity could be used as a vehicle for social change. He partnered that with a doctorate degree from the University of Boston and by 25 years of age had earned his Ph. D. He was soon gaining national attention (and support from President Kennedy) as a peaceful protestor, in part thanks to the actions of Rosa Parks and the following bus boycott in Alabama of 1955. Thanks to his ability to use his voice to reach the people, change began to happen.

We take students on trips to Washington, D.C. Learning outside of the classroom can be exciting and exhilerating. Let us take your students to the MLK Jr. Memorial or the Lincoln Memorial. Until then, prepare yourselves with episode 7 of the Global Podcast (and lesson plan).

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The Bill of Rights

See the Bill of Rights at the National Archives on your next D.C. Field Trip.

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In 1787 a group of the most influential members of our new country met at the Pennsylvania State House – now known as Independence Hall – with the goal to strengthen their current plan of government (called the Articles of Confederation). Through much debate, a new plan of government was formed and is known as the U.S. Constitution. Many students go on class trips to Washington, D.C. each year and many go to the National Archives. They’re excited to live like Nicolas Cage and peruse the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution is also on display, as well as it’s first ten amendments – known as the Bill of Rights.

We can help make learning fun, inside and outside of the classroom. Let us walk you and your students through the Bill of Rights. To help prepare the teachers who graciously work with us to lead their trip to D.C., we present episode 6 of the Global Podcast and an accompanying lesson plan.

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The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address was one of the shortest speeches given by a U.S. President, and one of the greatest.

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Let us take your group here, to the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Abraham Lincoln used words to inspire a nation. When we look back on our U.S. history, it’s important to hear the words of our great leaders and to understand why they were saying them. This way we can gain a better understanding of our past and the men and women who shaped it. Episode 5 of the Global Podcast breaks down President Lincoln’s two minute speech at Gettysburg so that we can understand it – and how it connects the Declaration of Independence to the preservation of the Union during the Civil War.

Hear the call to action at the end of this episode: “Join us and be inspired to achieve your own greatness.” All of our student trips to Washington, D.C. can be customized to fit your needs, so contact us today and speak with a representative about adding a day trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield.

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The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Follow A Legend

To commemorate Veterans Day, we interviewed a national hero and WWII legend named Jerry Peterson.

Jerry Peterson WWII Veteran

Jerry joined the United States Army in February 1945 and soon entered WWII. His basic training started in Little Rock, Arkansas and then he was sent to Fort Lewis in Washington state. After spending a short time there he traveled to Frisco, Texas and finally got on a ship headed for…well, he didn’t exactly know. A month later and much to his surprise he arrived in Tacloban, Philippines. Jerry was now part of the plan to invade Japan.

Fast forward to 2009 when Jerry went to Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight out of Williston, North Dakota. Although he saw many of the memorials there that day, the highlight was the WWII Memorial – a similar opinion to the many 8th grade students we guide there each year through the American Heritage program. Jerry thinks it’s wonderful that kids get a chance to see all of the Washington memorials:

“They’re all very impressive and just sitting at home looking at a picture doesn’t do much. Seeing it in person is really something pretty nice.”

We’re eternally grateful for the courage, honor, service, and sacrifice of not only Jerry and WWII veterans, but all of the American military veterans.

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Jerry Peterson Army Veteran

We follow legends like Jerry Peterson. Do you?

Election Day 2015

8th grade class trips to Washington, D.C. showcase Democracy in action.

On a group field trip to D.C., students get asked a lot of questions and they also ask a lot of their own. Sometimes our tour guides let them explore freely and sometimes our tour guides teach them on-site. One of the most popular educational tour stops is Capitol Hill – home to Congress and the Supreme Court. Students often take a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building where they learn about the 3 Branches of Government and the System of Checks and Balances. These class trips are an opportunity to witness those things in person.

When students start to understand how our country works, they can start to make a difference. Access the Election Day 2015 lesson plan – CLICK HERE

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