EPISODE 9: Presidents Day

We like to show our student travelers examples values like honor, courage, service, and sacrifice, while on tour. One of our most popular destinations, Washington, D.C., is obviously home to some of our countries most famous leaders – the Presidents. 240 years after declaring our independence, there have been only 43 presidents sworn into office. Let’s honor those men today and learn more about the values they exemplify. Click here to access a classroom lesson plan.

 

EPISODE 8: Paul Revere

Of all the destinations we lead student groups to, Boston has to be one of the best and most popular. Yes it hosted important political and historical events, but what about the myths and legends of some of the most important historical figures of our free country? Learn more and listen to this super-fun podcast with your class – feel free to use THIS LESSON PLAN TOO!

 

EPISODE 7: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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 – CLICK HERE).

 

EPISODE 6: THE BILL OF RIGHTS

Learn about history, and learn from history. In this episode we walk you and your class through the Bill of Rights and we discuss a little bit about each of these first ten amendments to our U.S. Constitution. Click here to use a superb Bill of Rights lesson plan activity for your class.

 

EPISODE 5: THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

When we look back on our U.S. history, it’s important to hear the words of our great leaders and understand why they were saying them. Learn more about Lincoln’s words that inspired a nation. Click here to view/download/print a Gettysburg Address lesson plan activity.

 

EPISODE 4: VETERANS DAY INTERVIEW

To commemorate Veterans Day, we interviewed a national hero and WWII legend named Jerry Peterson. He joined the Army in 1945 and fought in the Pacific Campaign. In 2009 Jerry visited the WWII Memorial on anHonor Flight to Washington, D.C. To access a Veterans Day lesson plan activity, click here.

 

EPISODE 3: ELECTION DAY 2015

When students start to understand how our country works, they can start to make a difference. This is why we partner with teachers for their annual class trip to Washington, D.C. They can see the core of our Democracy in-person and on-location. To access Election Day 2015 lesson plans, click here.

 

EPISODE 2: COLUMBUS DAY

At an early age, Christopher Columbus developed a spirit for exploring and navigating. In 1492 he set out on his most famous voyage – sailing West to go East – in search of Asian gold. This adventure caused a historical ripple effect still felt today. To access Columbus Day Lesson Plans, click here.

 

EPISODE 1: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

The events leading up to and following the Boston Massacre helped shape the public’s opinion of the British soldiers stationed in the cities across the colonies. Explore the concept of historical perspective with this interactive Boston Massacre Mock Trial. To access Boston Massacre Mock Trial Lesson Plans, click here.