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Boys Experience Democracy in Action


Saint David's sixth graders are in our nation's capital, where their study of American history culminates.


Over these three days, the boys are deepening their understanding of American history and government as they experience democracy in action. Sites they are visiting include Mount Vernon, the Monuments, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum, and Arlington National Cemetery.


In a clear example of the critical analysis of ideas and issues central to our school's mission, the boys critically reflect on the themes of democracy when they visit each site, exploring our government's promise and challenges, its underlying values and issues, and the lessons of history. Their observations and analyses will inform the poems they write in English class.


This trip is also a great bonding experience for our boys, as they spend time in D.C. with each other and with their teachers exploring deep and important issues that impact all Americans.

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