Eighth grade students from Harlan Middle School recently traveled to Washington, D.C. led by Amy King, HMS teacher.
While there students had the opportunity to visit Mount Vernon Estate, the family home and final resting place of our nations first president, George Washington.
Over the course of the visit, students visited the White House, official residence and principal workplace of the president of the Unite States.
At the United States Holocaust Museum, participants had the chance to see more than 900 artifacts, film footage and eyewitness testimony marking the world’s greatest genocide. At the National Archives building the permanent exhibit of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence were on display.
The tour also included stops at the Marin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial and the World War II Memorial.
Additionally, students were taken on a tour of the United States Capitol building where they were able to visit the Rotunda and see Constantino Brumidi’s “The Apotheosis of Washington” spectacular painting on full display of the rotunda ceiling. The National Statuary Hall Collection hosted an expansive collection of statues donated by each state. Stops at the Smithsonian Institute Museums, Ford Theater, Peterson House and Arlington National Cemetery were also conducted.
To conclude the trip, students followed an 18th century costumed guide by lantern light through charming streets of Alexandria’s historic district known as Old Town.