6th Grade Learns U.S. History Up Close in D.C.

The 6th grade class had an amazing expedition to Washington D.C. recently. During the trip, JCDS seniors had the benefit of a private guide who explained the history of the National Cathedral, the Library of Congress, Washington's State Capital building, and other impressive landmarks.
The expertise of the tour guide brought alive the history and meaning of our national buildings and memorials. Sixth grade students also had an opportunity to participate in presenting a JCDS wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. The trip also included dinner in beautiful Georgetown and a night of bowling.

The trip culminated with a tour of Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington. While there, students learned that Washington's ability to keep the struggling colonial army together enabled the end of the Revolutionary War. 

This D.C. trip was a truly transformative learning experience that brings what they have been studying about U.S. history and government alive.

"We were very proud to see our students receive constant praise for their excellent character and mature behavior as they toured the city. We look forward to bringing our current 5th graders to DC next fall," Nancy Hockenbery, a 6th grade Lead Teacher, said.

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