Washington, D.C.

Take your students on a Washington, D.C. trip to reinforce their knowledge of the institutions of national government and examine the progression of political beliefs and behaviors over time.  Students will have the chance to reflect on the progression of this country at history museums, the presidential monuments, and war memorials. Next, it’s off to the Supreme Court and the US Capitol building where students examine U.S. political institutions and the distinctions between sovereignty, power, and authority.



  • Arrive in Washington D.C.
  • Guided Tour of Washington D.C.:  Monuments, War Memorials, White House (photo stop), Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Dinner Cruise on the Potomac River



  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the Supreme Court and Library of Congress
  • Visit the U.S. Capitol Building (meet your State Rep.)
  • Lunch at Union Station
  • Visit the Newseum – participate in “Mass Media” workshop 
  • Visit the Spy Museum for a group scavenger hunt
  • Dinner



  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Visit the Smithsonian National  Museum of Natural History
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Dinner
  • Attend a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts



  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the National Archives
  • Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Lunch
  • Return home