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Retro Ice Skating Rink Opening at JFK this Winter

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Nov 20, 2019, 8:57:50 AM

Exciting news for any winter-loving visitors traveling through the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.  On November 30, the new TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport is adding a 56’x44’ ice skating rink, dubbed “The Runway Rink.”

 

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Topics: NYC, School Trip to NYC

Your 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Guide!

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Nov 18, 2019, 2:30:08 PM

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is a little over a week away.  And perhaps there is no Thanksgiving Day tradition greater than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  If you're heading to NYC this Thanksgiving or simply watching from the comforts of home while cooking your turkey, we've got your Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019 Guide with all the details you need to know.

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Topics: NYC

What You Should Know about the Newseum Closing on Dec. 31

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Nov 15, 2019, 3:00:18 PM

If you're headed to Washington, D.C. in the next month, you may want to put the Newseum at the forefront of your itinerary; the popular museum is set to close on December 31, 2019.  What do we know about the closing of the museum and its plans for re-opening at a new location?  Read on!

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Newseum

Last Chance! Nominate Student for Road Scholarship

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Nov 13, 2019, 1:36:51 PM

Attention Teachers, Administrators and Program Directors!  Friday is the last day to nominate a K-12 student for a Road Scholarship through the SYTA Youth Foundation!    Learn more about this unique opportunity to assist student travelers in financial need.  

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Topics: Benefits of Student Travel

Thank-A-Vet Postcards and Other Ways to Honor Veterans Day This Year

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Nov 11, 2019, 2:45:00 PM

As Veterans Day approaches, many of my colleagues are finding creative and cross-categorical ways to integrate classroom activities that honor our nation's veterans.  To make it even easier, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia released a list of three ways to recognize Veterans Day: 

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30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Nov 5, 2019, 10:24:41 AM

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Can you guess which Washington, D.C. museum has the largest display of unaltered portions of the original wall outside of Germany?  Find out in our latest blog post.

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Topics: Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

Increase in Student Travel Reported in 2019

According to Student & Youth Travel Association's 2019 Student Travel Business Barometer, there are more students and youth traveling domestically during the first three months of 2019 compared to the same time in 2018.

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Simulated Fox Hunt Event Mount Vernon this Weekend

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Oct 31, 2019, 12:39:20 PM

Although the Washington Nationals won the 2019 World Series in a historic game seven last night, it turns out baseball was not George Washington’s favorite sport!  Do you know what was?

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Topics: Mount Vernon

Happy 133rd Birthday to the Statue of Liberty!

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Oct 28, 2019, 2:09:54 PM

Today marks 133 years since the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York City in 1886.  The famous symbol of American freedom stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York.  As one of the most recognizable statues in the world, no class trip to New York City is complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty. 

 

Read on to check out our 5 favorite ways to experience the Statue of Liberty with students.  

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

George Washington Bobbleheads Hidden around Nationals Park

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Oct 25, 2019, 3:27:26 PM

Martha Washington was busy this morning around Nationals Park baseball stadium!  What was she doing?

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Topics: Mount Vernon, Washington Nationals

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