WorldStrides Washington, D.C.


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When you travel on a WorldStrides trip to Washington, D.C., you are introduced to U.S. history and government with an extraordinary educational experience that immerses you in the culture and heritage of the country. Explore the hallways of the Capitol where current and past politicians have changed the world. Visit the top of the Washington Monument to see a bird’s eye view of the city. Lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns. Discover D.C. is designed to enhance social studies curriculum. Students will gain a deeper understanding of our history, the consequences of politicians’ choices, and discover the American story.

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WorldStrides Washington, D.C.

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  2. 2. Discover D.C.<br />Washington, D.C.<br />Our Nation’s Capital<br />
  3. 3. World War II Memorial<br />Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument<br />President Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial<br />Washington, D.C.<br />Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and U.S. Capitol<br />As home to our nation's government, Washington, D.C., is one of the most powerful cities in the world. Steeped in history and rich in culture, D.C. provides ample opportunities for students to celebrate the past and prepare for the future.<br />
  4. 4. Arlington National Cemetery<br />Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial<br />Arlington National Cemetery<br />See the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Eternal Flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite, and the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial.<br />Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers<br />John F. Kennedy Gravesite and Eternal Flame<br />
  5. 5. Iwo Jima Memorial<br />"Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue." <br />The Marine Corps War Memorial<br />Commonly referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA, is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775.<br />Flag raisers forever immortalized in bronze<br />The Marine Corps War Memorial<br />
  6. 6. September 11 Memorial<br />Crowd at the dedication on Sept. 11, 2008<br />September 11 Memorial<br />A permanent outdoor installation that honors the memory of the 184 victims killed at the Pentagon during the September 11 attacks.<br />First inscribed memorial unit unveiled at dedication<br />Dedication ceremony marking the start of construction on the Pentagon Memorial<br />
  7. 7. The United States Capitol Building<br />Library of Congress<br />Capitol Hill<br />“United States Supreme Court" <br />Capitol Visitor Center (U.S. Capitol): A new educational center welcomes visitors to the place where Congress meets to decide law (by appointment)<br />Capitol Hill is home to more than just the Capitol Building: the U.S. Supreme Court and <br />Library of Congress are located just off the east front of the Capitol.<br />Aerial view of Capitol Hill<br />
  8. 8. National Archives<br />Preamble of the U.S. Constitution<br />The National Archives<br />At the National Archives, visitors view the “Charters of Freedom:” the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. <br />Bill of Rights<br />Signatures on the Declaration of Independence<br />
  9. 9. Ford’s Theatre/Petersen House<br />Ford’s Theatre<br />The Presidential Box<br />On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was mortally shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play in Ford’s Theatre. Lincoln passed away across the street inside Peterson’s Boarding House.<br />Bust of Lincoln<br />Petersen House: The House Where Lincoln Died<br />
  10. 10. Washington Monument<br />Looking up at the Washington Monument<br />Washington Monument as seen from the Iwo Jima Memorial<br />The most visible memorial in D.C., the Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the National Mall. In addition to being the tallest structure in D.C., it is also the tallest stone monument in the world.<br />Washington Monument as seen from the Vietnam Wall<br />Washington Monument as seen from the WWII Memorial<br />
  11. 11. Mount Vernon<br />Interactive Activities at Mount Vernon<br />Mount Vernon<br />President George Washington’s home located in Alexandria, Virginia.<br />The Tombs of George and Martha Washington<br />Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate<br />
  12. 12. Monuments and Memorials<br />Vietnam War Memorial<br />World War II Memorial<br />Students pay tribute to fallen soldiers at a number of sites including the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.<br />Korean War Veterans Memorial<br />Vietnam Women's Memorial <br />
  13. 13. Monuments and Memorials<br />Jefferson Memorial<br />Lincoln Memorial<br />President Memorials and Monuments<br />FDR Memorial<br />Kennedy Center<br />
  14. 14. National Cathedral<br />Inside the National Cathedral<br />National Cathedral<br />The Cathedral is a 14th Century Gothic-style structure, shaped like a Latin Cross. It is the sixth largest church in the world. <br />A sampling of the Cathedral’s stone carvings<br />View of Washington from the National Cathedral<br />
  15. 15. Smithsonian Institution<br />Inside the Smithsonian Natural History Museum<br />Smithsonian Castle<br />In 1829, British scientist James Smithson died and in his will he left his estate, valued at over half a million dollars, to<br />the people of the United States to found<br />“an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”<br />The Natural History Museum<br />The Moon Rock at the Air & Space Museum<br />
  16. 16. White House<br />A Photo Opportunity at the White House<br />White House<br />The home of the President and his family as well as the official office for the Executive Branch of our government, whose job is to execute or carry out the laws of our nation. <br />The White House as seen from the Ellipse<br />A Photo Opportunity at the White House<br />