Washington, D.C. trip a great learning experience

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One of the students is pictured with the Washington Monument in the background.

by Barb Schwarz, BHS staff member and 7th grade Washington, D.C. trip coordinator

People always ask me if I ever get bored with seeing the same things over and over in Washington DC.  I always think, how can I, I’m traveling with seventh graders and do you really know how their minds work; it’s amazing how they see and experience the world, and it’s always a joy when they discover a new idea.  It is never boring exploring the sites and sounds of DC with seventh-graders.  Boredom is not an issue even if I have seen many memorials and monuments over and over again.  This trip allows for conversations about history, and conversations run from the very basic level to in-depth topics.  It is an amazing experience to explore with them.

Thirty-five students and 13 adults took part in this year’s trip and we had good weather in the 70’s and a lot of DC color.  The cherry blossoms, magnolias, and tulips were all in bloom...

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PICTURED: One of the students is pictured with the Washington Monument in the background.

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