Our sixth graders and several of their teachers are now in Washington, D.C. During their three-day stay in our nation’s capital, they will visit the national monuments, Congress, the Library of Congress, The Supreme Court, the Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space, and Frederick Douglass House.
This is an important opportunity for our boys to see their government in action, and a culminating experience of their comprehensive study of the founding of the Republic and its system of government.
The boys will engage in discussions and exchange ideas with lawmakers. Their trip also involves extensive journaling of the various sites they visit and they will write poems based on their close observations and impressions. These poems will be published this summer in our Upper School literary journal.
Much of what the boys see will spark questions and debate, deepening their understanding and hopefully, inspiring them to always analyze and think critically about their government.