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6 Creative Ways to Encourage Registration for a School Trip

Posted by Julie on Dec 12, 2017 12:15:00 PM
When a student trip is announced to families, there is always a buz z of excitement as  the first kids begin to register. When the initial rush is dulled by daily routines and to-do lists, a trip leader can use creative ways to help families remember to follow through with registration and paperwork.

 

Here are six ideas to keep your trip top-of-mind.

 

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian on Dec 7, 2017 12:20:39 PM

Today’s high school and middle school students have no memory of September 11, 2001. A visit to the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial is important because it connects youth with recent history. There are deep discussions and meaningful connections to be made on a school trip to Washington, D.C. 

 

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Topics: Pentagon Memorial

Veterans & Pearl Harbor Survivors to Pay Their Respects on Remembrance Day

Posted by Julie on Dec 5, 2017 12:27:31 PM

 

This week, more than a dozen World War II Veterans and Pearl Harbor Survivors will place wreaths at the Freedom Wall in remembrance of the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during World War II, including the more than 2,400 who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

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Your Kids Can Exceed Curriculum Standards on a School Trip

Posted by Julie on Nov 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Most teachers love being in the classroom and watching our hours of lesson planning come to life. But the most meaningful teaching moments for me have been outside of the classroom walls on school trips.

 

While we know how meaningful these experiences are for the kids, teachers often have to prove the value of a class trip. 

  

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Marine Corp Memorial Restoration Includes Additions of Iraq and Afghanistan Campaigns

Posted by Julie on Nov 28, 2017 10:01:46 AM
Many school groups stop to pay their respects at the Marine Corp War M em orial just  outside of Arlington National Cemetery.  While it is covered with scaffolding for a $5.4 million restoration, o nce completed in the fall of 2018, visitors will be able to see the newly etched campaigns of Iraq and Afghanistan. The National Park Service revealed the new additions last week, which were the first in more than 20 years. 

 

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Topics: Marine Corp War Memorial

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Jefferson Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian on Nov 27, 2017 2:57:27 PM

While Alexander Hamilton is the subject of a hit Broadway show, it’s Jefferson who owns top billing when it comes to popular memorials to visit on a school trip to Washington, D.C.

 

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Topics: Jefferson Memorial

Winter "ONEderland" Offers Visitors a New Experience Atop NYC

Posted by Julie on Nov 21, 2017 2:07:40 PM

 

From a Glacier Cave to the Snowy SkyPod, groups visiting New York City this holiday season can have an all new experience at One World Observatory.

 

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Topics: NYC

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The National Archives

Posted by Aaron Killian on Nov 20, 2017 1:44:38 PM

A popular movie scene from the movie National Treasure has inspired many students, and chaperones, to ask questions about security at the National Archives and to inquire if there is truly invisible ink on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Visiting the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom is a must for student groups studying history and civics on a school trip Washington, D.C.

 

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Topics: National Archives, Charters of Freedom

Get Administration to Say YES to Your School Trip

Posted by Julie on Nov 16, 2017 1:05:00 PM

More than ever, students need their teachers to be strong advocates for the value of experiential learning. To prepare for a discussion with administration about an educational trip, it helps to understand potential concerns and to be prepared to answer challenging questions. 

 

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel

Well Done, Nellie Bly, Who Set Out to Circle the Globe on This Day in 1889

Posted by Julie on Nov 14, 2017 1:00:23 PM

On Nov. 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, one of the world’s first female reporters, embarked on an ambitious mission to circle the globe. 

 

Newseum visitors on a school trip to Washington, D.C. can see the satchel she carried during her around-the-world trek in the News History Gallery.

 

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Topics: Newseum

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