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Washington D.C. Educational Travel Program

Washington D.C. Trip Overview

Washington D.C. Trip Overview

Nowhere else in the country is there such a dense collection of educational opportunities packed into such a small area. Understand the struggle to guarantee the Constitutional promise of “Equal Protection Under the Law” at the Washington Mall. Enjoy a tour of the Capitol building, where some of America’s most pioneering public servants advance the work of our great nation. Ultimately, students understand the responsibility of engaging as ethical, informed citizens in order to ensure the American dream: liberty and…

Nowhere else in the country is there such a dense collection of educational opportunities packed into such a small area. Understand the struggle to guarantee the Constitutional promise of “Equal Protection Under the Law” at the Washington Mall. Enjoy a tour of the Capitol building, where some of America’s most pioneering public servants advance the work of our great nation. Ultimately, students understand the responsibility of engaging as ethical, informed citizens in order to ensure the American dream: liberty and justice for all.

People to People: Local Community
What issues are you passionate about? Immigration? Youth and Education? Tax reform? Healthcare? We connect our travelers with visionary people in D.C. working for the common good. Pre-departure, students begin electronic conversations with local students we will meet on site engaged in community projects for education. We sample the most extraordinary diversity of cuisine, supporting local enterprise, ethnic gourmet, and comfort food at every meal. We travel as “temporary locals.” We ride the metro, meet our pen pals, and connect with our state representatives serving at the federal level. Activities and explorations are designed to build knowledge of federalism as an agent of societal progress. Through first-hand visits with change-makers “on the hill,” travelers explore the Constitutional setbacks and successes of securing “liberty and justice for all.” Ultimately, students gain confidence in the elasticity of American institutions to guarantee the values of an engaged and active citizenry.

History Matters: Learning From The Past
Our nation’s capital is dense with lessons in the democratic process, rights and responsibilities of the American experiment. Peace Works offers its unique lens of inquiry to D.C.’s must-see monuments, museums and public works buildings. We visit Lincoln, Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorials, with critical thought about the struggle to guarantee the Constitutional promise of “Equal Protection Under the Law.” Insider’s explorations of the Library of Congress, Supreme Court and Capitol buildings, show us where some of America’s most pioneering public servants advance the work of our great nation. Our network of academic experts teach us from the height collective memory: African-American Museum, The Newseum, The Holocaust Museum, and the Smithsonian complex. Insider’s access to visionary people at the epicenter of American culture – in journalism, jurisprudence and jazz --allow connection to diverse voices of our great democracy.

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Trip Highlights

  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Fredrick Douglass Memorial
  • Monticello
  • Georgetown
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • The Mall & Memorials
  • Tour of the Capitol Building
  • Old Town Alexandria Ghost Tour
  • Arlington Cemetery

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