Our Trip to Washington, D.C.

   

Each spring Salisbury Central School's eighth grade class complete their Social Studies curriculum by taking a four day, three night trip to Washington, D.C. During their time in our nation's capital, students visit many monuments and memorials. They tour several museums at the Smithsonian Institute. Most years students take a tour of the capitol and have the opportunity to talk with a congress person, in order to learn more about how our government operates. Students take a walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery. There they witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Students walk around, and view the final resting places of former presidents, astronauts, explorers, chief justices and the thousands of soldiers who fought for our freedom.

     

In the evening students attend a play at the Kennedy Center, take an evening bus tour of the Washington area, attend a dinner theater, and enjoy a dinner cruise along the Potomac River.

     

Students are required to complete a work packet while on the trip. This packet includes worksheets for English, Science, and Social Studies that correlate with the various attractions we visit.

   

Scholarships are available for this trip. If you need a scholarship, please see Mrs. Carter as soon as possible. 



If you have any questions about this trip you may contact Trudy Allyn at 435-9871  ext 139.