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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Gettysburg National Military Park

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jul 1, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Even those who know little of the Civil War have heard of the formative Battle of Gettysburg. On July 1,1863, in a small Pennsylvania hamlet, the Battle of Gettysburg began. The Union Army successfully countered the last Confederate invasion of the North.

 

Today, it is a place that memorializes the challenges of living out our nation’s founded principles, making Gettysburg a popular stop for school groups visiting the historic East Coast. 

 
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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Gettysburg

Gettysburg Eternal Light Peace Memorial Outages Expected

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Oct 18, 2019 10:17:32 AM

Gettysburg National Military Park announced that the Eternal Light Peace Memorial will undergo upgrades to the natural gas lines inside the memorial during the next few weeks.  What will that mean for visitors heading to Gettsyburg this month?

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Gettysburg

Five Unique Experiences You Can Easily Add to a Trip to D.C.

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 15, 2019 7:41:52 AM

A class trip to Washington, D.C. is a great starting point for an educational experience of a lifetime. Going beyond the city to add another stop to your itinerary can offer new opportunities without adding much travel time.

 

Deepen your curricular connections, add science and technology experiences, or simply have a day of fun in these great cities.

 

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel, School Trip to Colonial Virginia, School Trip to D.C., School Trip to Gettysburg, School Trip to Philadelphia

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: School Trip to Gettysburg

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