As Americans observed "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day" this past weekend on December 7th, classrooms this week across the nation are remembering those veterans who fought and many who lost their lives during World War II. We've enlisted licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide Aaron Killian to give us his perspective on taking students to visit the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read on for his travel tips and insights.
Topics: World War II Memorial
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In this week's SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT, licensed Washington, D.C. tour guide Aaron Killian takes readers through the symoblism of the memorial and his advice for taking school groups to one of D.C.'s most popular memorials. Here's what you need to know...
Topics: Lincoln Memorial
In honor of Presidents Day today we've put together a special SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT, featuring experienced Washington, D.C. Tour Guide Aaron Killian's personal review, tips, and advice for taking school groups to Mount Vernon, the historic home of George and Martha Washington.
Topics: Mount Vernon
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.
So many groups get caught up with visiting the White House and Capitol Building that the Supreme Court often gets lost in the shuffle. It’s hidden in plain site atop Capitol Hill beside the Library of Congress (LOC). The court is easy to spot once you know what to look for - it’s big, gleaming white, and has monumental statues out front that guard the imposing stairs. Dare you challenge them?
Topics: School Trip to D.C.
Curious about how much time to allot when your group visits the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.? Or what other memorials to do alongside it? Or where the best group photo spot is? Read on for licensed tour guide Aaron Killian’s school trip spotlight on visiting the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions
No trip to D.C. is complete without a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The White House serves as the president’s home and a symbol of the nation’s enduring strength. Plus, it’s got a movie theater and a swimming pool.
Read below for tips on the best photo spot at the White House and learn how to get your group access inside.
On the night of April 14th, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the head. The assassin was John Wilkes Booth. The scene of the attack was Ford’s Theatre. Honest Abe would die the next morning inside the back bedroom of the Petersen Boarding House, located across the street from the theater. If you’d like to learn more about the complex and riveting series of events that led to Lincoln’s demise, there’s no better place than the actual historic site!
Topics: School Trip to D.C.
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