Our American Heritage educational travel program brings history to life. Explore destinations that will inspire your students to understand the price of freedom, to learn about our history, and why it is all important. American Heritage trips showcase the American experience while focusing on the American ideals and values.
Core Curriculum Connections
- Freedom is Not Free: Visits to Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, National African American History Museum and War Memorials including, World War I & II Memorials, Vietnam Memorial, and the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial showcase how the ordinary people who came before us accomplished extraordinary feats or made the ultimate sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy today.
- Branches of Government and Balance of Powers: Our governing bodies affect the lives of each American every day. On this day, students visit sites including the U.S. Capitol Building, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, White House and Presidential Monuments. By witnessing the branches of government at work, students learn how they were designed to balance each other, and how they can actively participate in the decisions that impact their lives.
- Role of the Citizen: As American citizens, we each play a significant role in our country. In “The Role of the Citizen,” sites including Mt, Vernon, the National Archives, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial help students explore what it means to be an American citizen, how our founding fathers envisioned life today, and our responsibility leading this nation into the future.
- Immigration & Culture: Coined the "melting pot nation", America's roots have been steeped in immigration from its foundation. Key sites such as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Financial District, Chinatown and Little Italy, and Broadway showcase how immigration impacted and shaped American culture, financial systems, politics, entertainment, architecture, and everyday life.