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July 2nd or July 4th - When is Independence Day?

Happy Independence Day from our team at NationsClassroom Tours. Wherever you're located, we hope you're enjoying the day with family, friends, and barbecue. 

 

Even though we celebrate Independence Day on the fourth of July, there have been disagreements about the "true" independence day since 1776!

 

If you asked the Founding Father's when American's Independence Day should be celebrated, you'd likely receive many different answers.

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Topics: School Trip to Philadelphia

The Best 8th Grade School Trip Destinations

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 1, 2020 11:15:00 AM

With the end of the school year just around the corner, most students are looking forward to their next big steps. For our twelve to thirteen year old students, that means thinking about moving on to their final year of middle school.

 

The summer is the perfect time to start planning for next years eighth grade trip. Celebrate your eighth graders by putting together a special itinerary to one of the top 8th Grade School Trip Destinations.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, School Trip to D.C., School Trips to Boston, Planning Student Travel, School Trip to Philadelphia

STEM Experiences to Add to a School Trip to Philadelphia

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on May 13, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Philadelphia is a hot-spot for student trips because of its historical significance. With Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Museum of the American Revolution, it's easy to overlook the incredible STEM experiences Philly has to offer. 

 

If you're making a stop in Philadelphia, here are five amazing STEM experiences you should make time for.

 

 

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Topics: STEM Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Jan 11, 2020 11:07:36 AM

Raise a glass to freedom and to one of America's founding fathers!  The founder of our nation's financial system was born in Charlestown, the capital island of Nevis and the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  There is some historical debate about whether he was born on January 11th 1755 or 1757.  He went on to become of America's most influential statesmen, a supporter of the U.S. Constitution, and even introduced plans for the U.S. Mint.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

Download Free 2020 Civics Calendar from National Constitution Center

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Dec 22, 2019 11:32:34 PM

As 2019 comes to a close, we've got our sights set on 2020.  And 2020 promises to be a remarkable year, full of many civic holidays and important elections.  Moreover, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which said that the right to vote could not be denied on the basis of sex.  Don't miss a single civic holiday and learn more about the incredible women who have impacted our constitutional history by downloading the 2020 Civic Calendar from the National Constitution Center.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, Teacher Resources, School Trip to Philadelphia

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day - Free Resources!

Did you know that National Contitution Day is coming up on December 15th?  If you're a teacher, rest assured that the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia, PA has all the resources you need to commemorate the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution!  Check out the free resources and lesson plans in today's blog post.

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Topics: Curriculum standards and student travel, Historic Attractions, Teacher Resources, School Trip to Philadelphia

Philly's Museum of the American Revolution to Help Migrants Succeed

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is stepping up to help prepare legal permanent residents, also known as green-card holders, for the naturalization test required for American citizenship. 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

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

New Exhibit Opening at the National Constitution Center to Honor 14th Amendment

Good news, constitution lovers!  The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is set to open a new 3,000 square foot permanent exhibit titled "Civil War and Reconstruction:  The Battle for Freedom and Equality".  

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

National Constitution Center Now Offers Pre-Visit Social Stories

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Mar 25, 2019 10:00:17 AM

In an effort to be even more inclusive of all students, Philadelphia's National Constitution Center now offers new resources to make the museum experience more accessible.  


Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities often find social stories to be a helpful way to successfully prepare for what to expect when traveling to a new place.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips, Historic Attractions, School Trip to Philadelphia

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