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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Mount Vernon

Posted by Aaron Killian on Oct 16, 2017 3:42:06 PM
George Washington’s home is a national treasure and one of the most beautifully   maintained historic sites in the United States thanks to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.


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Ten Ways to Gain Parent Support for a School Trip

Posted by Julie on Oct 10, 2017 3:40:45 PM

 

No school trip has ever taken off without the support of parents. Thinking ahead about their concerns will help you, as the trip leader, answer their questions and provide the reassurance families need to support the trip you’re planning for their children.

 

Here are ten things a trip leader can do to reassure families about the many benefits of a school trip.


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Topics: Affordable Student Travel

Newseum Marks Kennedy's 100th Birthday with Photography of Jacque Lowe

Posted by Julie on Oct 10, 2017 9:49:43 AM

 

Marking what would have been the 100th birthday of President John F. Kennedy, the Newseum in Washington, D.C. has brought back one of its most popular exhibits — “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe.”

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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The U.S. Capitol

Posted by Aaron Killian on Oct 9, 2017 12:03:31 PM
The Capitol building is rightly  ca lled the te mple of American democracy.  The home of the legislative branch offers an excellent guided tour and its steps are the perfect backdrop for group photos and selfies. 
 
For  some, it’s the highlight of their entire school trip to Washin gton, D.C.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Arlington National Cemetery

Mark Twain had it right...

Posted by Julie on Oct 5, 2017 4:11:32 PM
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Gettysburg National Military Park Offers FB Live Classroom Series

Posted by Julie on Oct 3, 2017 2:33:52 PM
Want your students to learn directly from primary source documents and stories from the  battlefield, but can't get to Gettysburg?
 
This new education series hosted  by Gettysburg National Park allows your students to hear stories of character, study original documents, and discover careers related to historical national parks. 
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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Arlington National Cemetery

Posted by Aaron Killian on Oct 2, 2017 10:39:13 AM

On a class trip to D.C., there is no place which inspires more humility and  awe than the burial ground at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). Here the nation has lain-to-rest more than 424,000 servicemen and women in honored glory. It is here that groups come to connect with an understanding of America’s hard-earned freedom.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Arlington National Cemetery

How to Use Scholarships & Crowdfunding to Pay for Student Travel

Posted by Julie on Sep 28, 2017 11:35:10 AM

 

Teachers who lead student trips want to make sure every child has access to the opportunity, which means being resourceful when it comes to finding financial support for families in need.

 

Scholarships and crowdfunding are great resources for raising the money needed to ensure everyone has the chance to participate.

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Topics: Affordable Student Travel, Scholarships, How to Pay for Student Trips

The Museum of the American Revolution Re-Creates the Occupation of 1777 in Philadelphia

Posted by Julie on Sep 26, 2017 4:34:09 PM

The British are Coming (Back)!

October 14 & 15, 2017,  10:00 A.M.  - 5:00 P.M.
at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia
 
According to the Museum of the American Revolution, it will  "commemorate the 240th anniversary of the British occupation of Philadelphia with a two-day living history event."
 
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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial | Washington D.C.

Posted by Aaron Killian on Sep 25, 2017 3:34:44 PM
 
As the only major memorial dedicated to the memory of an African American within  D.C.’s monumental core, the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands apart from the surrounding war and presidential memorials.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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