I was lucky enough to travel on a fieldtrip with my students to Washingtion DC. We spent 4 days in the capital and it was such a fantastic experience. Since I had never been, I was a bit awestruck by all the sites. These are some of my favorite places we visited:
A couple of interesting things I noticed: all the monuments are larger than you can ever imagine like the Thomas Jefferson Memorial was mammoth. The original constitution is written on four, very large, pieces of parchment paper. Ford’s Theatre where Lincoln was shot is quite small.
We were lucky enough to visit Washington during the Memorial weekend, so there were many vets and special events happening which were quite enriching for the kids. I did notice that eventhough, we spent 4 days, it still seemed like not enough time to really see everything. I’m definitely planning on coming back again! Sue