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

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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20 Things to Know about Midterm Elections

What age group historically has the lowest voter turnout?  What is the average voter turnout for midterm elections?  Test your knowledge of elections with these twenty facts from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute.  

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Midterm Elections Matter: Lesson Plan for Analyzing Midterm Election Results

Looking to help your students understand and analyze the impact of the 2018 midterm election results tomorrow morning? 


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute has put out a three-part lesson plan specifically tailored to helping secondary students comprehend the importance of midterm elections and the implications for the next Presidential Election in 2020.

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Museum of the Bible Celebrates One Year in D.C.

This month, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. celebrates its one year anniversary.  The museum, a 430,000 square foot building just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, is home to six floors of interactive exhibits with the mission to “document the narrative, history, and impact of the Bible.”

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School Trip Spotlight: Ronald Reagan Building Food Court

Posted by Christian Mirasol, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Oct 31, 2018 4:05:56 PM

One of the trickiest parts of planning a group trip is finding dining options large enough to accomodate your group, flexible enough to be able to pop in without reservations, and with enough variety to appease even your pickiest eaters.  Sound about right?  In this article Christian Mirasol, a licensed Washington, D.C. tour guide, reviews the Ronald Reagan Building Food Court - which might just be the answer to your dining problems!

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Topics: School Trip to D.C.

Ghost Stories from the White House

Have you seen Thomas Jefferson's ghost play his violin in the Yellow Oval Room?  Or Abraham Lincoln's ghost in the Lincoln's Bedroom? As Halloween rolls around this week, Americans love a good ghost story.  Not surprisingly, the White House has been the subject of many ghost stories, some dating back to the 1800s. 


This week the White House Historical Association put out a fact sheet revealing many of the rumored ghouls and spirits who haunt the White House.  If you're planning an upcoming class trip to Washington, D.C., this would make for a fun Halloween class activity.


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Just Announced: 2019 will be the Smithsonian Year of Music

Did you know the Smithsonian’s combined musical resources would make us the world’s largest museum of music? This week, the Smithsonian announced that 2019 will be the Smithsonian Year of Music.

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Read the Revolution! Suggested Book List for Students at Every Grade Level

The Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia has released its 2018 #ReadtheRevolution Suggested Reading List for students.  There are books on the list for pre-schoolers through high-schoolers.  Check out the full reading list and book reviews here.


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Leave the Scary Stories for Halloween: 10 Tips to Prevent Kids from Getting Lost on a School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Oct 18, 2018 9:03:02 PM

It’s a nightmare scenario: You are one kid short. Time to re-count. Still one kid short.

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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Review of Top of the Rock in NYC

We've partnered with Tommy Ess, a licensed NYC Tour Guide, to provide our readers with his review of the Top of the Rock.  Read on for Tommy's tips and tricks for navigating what he calls "the best vantage point" in New York City.

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Topics: Student Trip to NYC

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