Anacostia Community Museum
The Anacostia Community museum explores social issues impacting diverse populations of the DC metropolitan area to promote mutual understanding and strengthen community bonds. View more information on their Member Feature Page.
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A Right to the City School Field Trip Experiences
Presented by: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
A Right to the City explores the history of neighborhood change in the nation’s capital, and its rich history of neighborhood organizing and civic engagement that transformed the city in the face of tremendous odds. With a focus on a diverse range of neighborhoods across the city, the exhibition tells the story of how ordinary Washingtonians have helped shape and reshape their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways: through the fight for quality public education, for healthy and green communities, for equitable transit and equitable development, and for a genuinely democratic approach to city planning.
Date: 9/12; 9/13; 9/18; 9/20; 10/11; 10/16; 10/23; 10/25; 11/1; 11/6; 11/13; 11/15; 12/4; 12/6; 12/11; 12/13; 1/8; 1/10; 1/15; 1/17; 2/5; 2/7; 2/11; 2/14; 3/5; 3/7; 3/18; 3/21
Time: 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM (guided tours)
Length of Event: 1 to 2 hours
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place SE)
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Media Arts
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Civics/ Law, Architecture/ Urban Studies, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), History/Geography
Grades: 5th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date
Supplementary Materials: A Right to the City exhibition brochure; A Right to the City Pre and Post Activities (Grades 6-12)