April 27, 2012
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At the culmination of their study of the U.S. government, Saint David's sixth graders and their teachers spent three days in Washington, D.C. Highlights of the trip included guided tours of the White House and Supreme Court, a trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space, and visits to Congress, where the boys met with Congressmen MeKeon and Israel. Of particular note was their meeting with Congressman John Lewis, the sixth of the 10 speakers during the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington.
"The trip is a wonderful opportunity for the boys to explore our nation's capital and observe the institutions of our democracy in action," said Upper School Head Sara Peavy. "The activities that the boys participated in should deepen their understanding of topics they have studied this year, particularly in their American history and science courses."
The field trip marks a new annual tradition at Saint David's. It is a result of the school's ongoing Curriculum Initiative and efforts to increase active learning travel experiences.
Read Headmaster O'Halloran's coverage and commentary on the Washington, D.C. trip on the Headmaster's blog.