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There is no better way to learn about the United States government than to see our nation’s capital.

During our spring break, Clay Charter student leaders had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. The leaders consisted of safety patrol students, student ambassadors, and student council members. The trip was coordinated by Ms. Barnes, the safety patrol advisor.

The students were led by a tour guide who had extensive knowledge of the national monuments and their historical importance. They explored the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall. These include: the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of American History, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Air and Space Museum. The students were also able to view the White House, the Capitol Building, the National Archives, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and so much more.

Bringing history to life through the sights, sounds and activity of Washington, D.C. enhanced the student’s abilities to learn while also enjoying themselves on an amazing Spring Break adventure.