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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia

Posted by Jeff Sellenrick, Licensed Tour Manager on Oct 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

One of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution is dedicated to telling the story of our nation’s founding. The Museum offers guided tours with trained educators who explain the challenges and ideals that were at the heart of the rebellion.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Oct 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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.

 

Or, check out our video adaption here.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Sep 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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. 

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Aug 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM
After opening in 2011, The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial became one of the most-visited stops on Washington, D.C. school trips. Visiting his memorial is one way that we can teach our students more about the life and work of Dr. King. 
 
In today's blog, licensed D.C. Tour Guide Aaron Killian gives us his review and advice for visiting this historic memorial.
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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The U.S. Capitol

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Aug 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM
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.

 

Read more about why your group should visit, or watch our short video here.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

When Women Lost the Vote - Special Exhibit Opens in Fall 2020

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Aug 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

We all know that American women were granted the right to vote when the 19th amendment was ratified in August of 1920.  But did you know that women and free people of color were legally able to vote for years in New Jersey a century earlier?  

 

The newest groundbreaking exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution will explore the history of America's first women voters and examine the reasons why this right was eventually stripped away from them nearly 30 years later.  Visitors to historic Philadelphia and the popular Museum of the American Revolution won't want to miss this new exhibition opening soon.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: National WWII Memorial

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Aug 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As Americans observe VJ Day tomorrow, August 15th, they reflect upon the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in 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.

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Topics: Historic Attractions

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Posted by Christian Mirasol, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Aug 3, 2020 11:00:00 AM

When it comes to learning about the Holocaust, many middle and high school students are usually introduced to it by reading the Diary of Anne Frank, watching the Boy in the Striped Pajamas, or reading Elie Wiesel’s Night.

 

A visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum brings one of the most horrific events of the 20th Century to life.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

Highlighting African American History on a Washington, D.C. Trip

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

We've been asking ourselves for the last few weeks how we can bring awareness and educate students about African American history. While we are currently working on all new itineraries, we know that many of our current destinations have historic sites dedicated to African American history.

 

Here are a few of the historic sites in Virginia that feature exhibits that can teach students about African American history.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Arlington National Cemetery

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on May 25, 2020 11:30:00 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.

 

Here are some guidelines for your school's next trip to Arlington National Cemetery. 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C.

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