You want to get the best educational value on class trips while ensuring that your students have fun and plenty of reasons to take selfies of themselves and their classmates.
Learning is important, but so is fun. We’ve put together this list of 5 class trip locations that will pique the interest of your students in 2017, to get your creative juices flowing.
1. The Big Apple.
Experience the stories of Ellis Island and how America’s cultural melting pot came to be. It’s alive in New York City’s diverse neighborhoods and eclectic culinary traditions, from Italian to Vietnamese.
Treat your class to a show on Broadway, or make them witnesses to recent history at the poignant memorial to the 911 terror attacks. Whatever your educational goals, you’ll meet them and have fun, too.
2. The City of Brotherly Love.
Philadelphia is one of the nation’s greatest historical sites. Here, students can stand before the Liberty Bell, as they learn how the Founding Fathers convened to sign the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution.
The founding documents of the USA are filled with knowledge, wisdom and intricate legal considerations your students will find even more fascinating in Philadelphia, where they were created. Don’t forget to stop for a Philly cheesesteak at Phil’s King of Steaks!
3. Inside the Beltway.
Washington, DC is where laws are debated, interpreted and forged. The most powerful institutions in the political life of the USA are gathered here in the nation’s capital, from the SCOTUS, to Senate and the House of Congress, to the world’s power center, the White House.
Bring history to life for your class, as you walk in the footsteps of the nation’s leaders. There may be among them a young Obama¸ or Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Then, take your class on a thrilling excursion on the Potomac River in an amphibious vehicle with a DC Ducks tour.
Boston, Massachusetts is another great American city with a wealth of history for students to immerse themselves in. Explore Boston’s central role in the American Revolution at the Boston National Historical Park, where students walk in the footsteps of those who gave it all for the cause of liberty.
Next, take your class on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Castle Island, where they’ll see Fort Independence, first established in 1634 as Castle William.
5. A new birth of freedom.
Only four months after the end of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The occasion was the dedication of the cemetery in which the bodies of fallen soldiers were to be laid, following one of the War’s bloodiest battles. Students will experience a unique moment in American history in this hallowed place.
To take them out of the historical setting, surprise them with one of the many ghost or vampire tours offered in and around Gettysburg.
These 5 class trip locations that will pique the interest of your students in 2017 are just the beginning. Contact us for more.