Students give summer trip presentation
Published 10:25 am Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Students who visited Washington, D.C., over the summer got the chance to share their experience with classmates on Tuesday.
“It’s an educational trip, so we wanted to have them get exposure to some of these historical sites first hand, interact with the tour guides and see first hand some of the things we will be teaching in class,” social studies teacher Dennis Schwab.
Students got the chance to see the Washington Monument, the Gettysburg Memorial, the White House, Smithsonian Museum, the Holocaust Museum, Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the Pentagon, Mount Vernon and the World War II Memorial, and more.
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The trip lasted about a week.
“I think they got a deeper appreciation of some important historical content,” Schwab said. “I think seeing the Gettysburg Battlefield especially resonated with them, and I think they got a better appreciation of our capital.”
Any 10th-graders who are interested in going to Washington, D.C., next summer should attend an informational meeting with a parent at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Christgau Hall at Austin High School. Items that will be discussed at that time include student expectations, tentative itinerary, cost and fundraising opportunities. The trip to Washington D.C. will take place June 17-23 2016.