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What to Do for Students Who Don’t Go on the Class Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Apr 12, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Teachers organizing a class trip often need to plan ahead for two groups: the students who go on the  trip and those who don’t join the group due to behavior, family choice, or other reasons.

 

Planning ahead for the stay-back group will ensure their time has an educational focus that is aligned with the lessons being learned by their classmates. 

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Gettysburg National Military Park

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Apr 10, 2018 3:22:32 PM

 

Even those who know little of the Civil War have heard of the formative Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, in a small Pennsylvania hamlet, the Union Army successfully countered the last Confederate invasion of the North.

 

Today, it is a place that memorializes the challenges of living out our nation’s founded principles, making Gettysburg a popular stop for school groups visiting the historic East Coast. 

 
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Topics: Gettysburg

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Washington Nationals Park

Posted by Christian Mirasol, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Apr 5, 2018 10:04:40 AM

 

Located in the fast growing Capital Riverfront neighborhood, Nationals Park is an awesome, state-of-the-art, 41,000-seat venue where NationsClassroom student groups experience America’s favorite pastime and cheer on one of Major League Baseball’s youngest and most exciting teams, the Washington Nationals.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Washington Nationals, Baseball

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Washington National Cathedral

Posted by Christian Mirasol, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Mar 30, 2018 6:25:29 AM

Many of the great buildings and monuments in Washington, D.C. are symbolic reminders of the freedoms we enjoy as citizens. The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, more commonly known as the Washington National Cathedral, also represents one of the ideals upon which America was founded: freedom of faith.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Washington National Cathedral

Empire State Building Lights Up the NYC Skyline With a New, Hourly Light Display

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Mar 21, 2018 12:16:30 PM

School groups visiting NYC this spring will be treated to a new, sparkling light display atop one of the city's most iconic buildings, the Empire State Building. Every night, beginning at sunset until 2 A.M., the building’s tower lights will sparkle every hour, on the hour, for five minutes.

 

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Empire State Building

History, Science, and Architecture Teach Guests About 300 Years of History at Colonial Williamsburg's Everard House

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Mar 20, 2018 1:09:59 PM

An educational tour allows teachers and students to learn in new environments and from people with a variety of experiences and perspectives. For example, the events planned to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Everard House are bringing together the work of scientists, researchers, archaeologists, architects, and more for visitors to experience in Colonial Williamsburg.

 

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Topics: Colonial Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Mar 19, 2018 1:57:55 PM

 

Colonial Williamsburg is true living history. It’s an entire city frozen in time, heralding you back to America’s Revolutionary Era.  To walk her streets and visit her many restored buildings is to step into the past, making it a favorite stop for school groups visiting the historic East Coast.

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Advice for Reducing Airport Stress When Traveling with a School Group

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Mar 15, 2018 11:31:00 AM

 

Leading an educational tour provides opportunities to teach all types of lessons,  including how to get through airport security as efficiently and painlessly as possible.

 

Preparing your student travelers and chaperones before heading to the airport will give them the practical knowledge they need to reduce stress and enjoy the thrill of group travel. 

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Innovative STEM Experiences to Add to a School Trip to Washington, D.C.

Posted by Carolyn Muraskin, Founder of DC Design Tours on Mar 12, 2018 12:23:11 PM

 

In an era of constant technological advancement and discovery, learning through STEM-based activities is encouraging the next generation of scientific thinkers to keep driving us forward. STEM opportunities abound in Washington, D.C., with a multitude of student programs now designed with STEM in mind.

 

Team building, problem solving, and critical thinking are all integrated into these four interactive experiences that can be added to your D.C. itinerary.  

 

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Topics: KID Museum, STEM, International Spy Museum, National Building Museum, National Cryptologic Museum, School Trip to D.C.

5 Great Options For Experiencing the Statue of Liberty on a Class Trip to NYC

 

The Statue of Liberty has graced New York Harbor since 1886, and it is at the top of the list of “things to see in NYC” for student tour groups.

 

When visiting Manhattan, there are many options for getting a closer look at Lady Liberty. Determining your priorities will influence how your group's experience will take shape.

 

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Topics: New York City, Harbor Cruise, Statue of Liberty, Student Trip to NYC

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