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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: 5 Things Not to Miss at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jun 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Welcome to the one place in Washington, D.C. where you can touch an actual moon rock before buying a bag of freeze dried, astronaut ice cream (which we recommend eating AFTER you ride in the flight simulators.)  Here are five highlights not to be missed at the D.C. museum.

 

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6 Ways Google Can Make Planning Easier For a School Trip Leader: Part 4 - Using Google Docs

I highlighted the benefits of Google Sites, Sheets, the Drive app, and Calendar in previous posts. Next up in the Google Blog Series is how Google Docs makes planning your school trip much easier.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips

Remember the D-Day Invasion: Lesson Plan ideas using Primary Sources from the National Archives

 

Last week, many veterans and Americans marked the 74th anniversary of D-Day.   On June 6th, 1944, Allied troops came ashore on Omaha Beach in France’s Normandy region in what was the largest seaborne invasion in history.  It is believed that over 150,000 American, British, and Canadian troops landed on that beach in 1944. This invasion was the impetus for the liberation of German-occupied Europe and a victory on the Western Front.  But these victories came at a tremendous price.

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

6 Ways Google Can Make Planning Easier For a School Trip Leader: Part 3 - The Google App and Google Calendar

Here’s what we’ve covered so far in our Google Blog Series: Google can help in countless ways when it comes to planning a trip.  If you missed my previous blogs, I discussed the benefits of using Google Sites as a warehouse for trip documents and Google Sheets as a powerhouse for sending personal emails in bulk.  The next integral pieces we will cover in this article are accessing Google Drive on your Goggle App and using Google Calendar.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Pentagon

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jun 6, 2018 9:54:44 AM

 

The Pentagon Tour is a special event for any school group visiting Washington, D.C. After all, it’s not every day that we get an inside look at the headquarters of the Department of Defense. In order to clear security, planning must begin well in advance.

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Topics: Pentagon

Getting our Students Involved in Memorial Day

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on May 31, 2018 11:09:51 PM

Memorial Day was recognized this past weekend across the United States, and for many of us, discussed this week in our classrooms.  One of the greater challenges as teachers can be how to teach our students to understand the sacrifices the men and women in the Armed Forces have made for our country.  However, one youth group in particular is leading the way.

 

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Topics: Gettysburg

New Portrait Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

A new portrait has been unveiled this month at the National Portrait Gallery  in  Washington, D.C. and the honoree’s family has arrived to celebrate th e un veiling.  The halls of the  Nati onal Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. are filled with portraits of famo us A me rican men and women - people whose stories are woven into the fabric of our nation, and this new honoree is no exception.
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Topics: Smithsonian Portrait Gallery

6 Ways Google Can Make Planning Easier For a School Trip Leader: #2 Google Sheets & formMule

Google Sheets and formMule make it possible for educational trip leaders to improve the efficiency of our email communication by sending personalized emails in bulk. I'll explain more in this article, which is the second in a six-part series about how to use Google applications to help make your student trip planning and execution easier. 

 

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Topics: Google Slides

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on May 21, 2018 3:42:03 PM

 

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery are two art collections housed in the same gallery. Despite the building's history and impressive collections, it is often an underutilized gem and worth a visit on a school trip to Washington, D.C.

 

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Topics: Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum

6 Ways Google Can Make Planning Easier For a School Trip Leader: #1 Google Sites

Google Apps are amazing tools for teachers to use when planning an overnight school trip to Washington, D.C. or another popular destination. Google Sites, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, and Forms can all work together to help you meet and overcome challenges that come with planning an educational tour of this magnitude.

 

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