Historical Society of Washington DC


The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. tells the diverse stories of our nation’s capital to a broad community of learners. We serve students and teachers. We welcome and educate newcomers and engage old-timers. We celebrate, preserve, and present everyday life in D.C. in the context of the nation’s history. The Historical Society’s educational programs, exhibits, and publications are designed to bring people together to satisfy their curiosity, learn each other’s stories, and develop respect for the larger community in which we live.

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History Hunt
Presented by: Historical Society of Washington DC

This exhibit-based field trip introduces students of all ages to key themes in local history, from the founding of Washington, D.C. to the development of neighborhoods through time, from the desegregation of schools to the on-going struggle for Home Rule. Students will rely on teamwork as they complete a scavenger hunt whose answers lie in three unique exhibits – THE BIG PICTURE, the Hall of History, and the Carnegie Gallery – as well as information delivered by Historical Society staff and volunteers.
Dates: 10/8/19, 10/15/19, 10/29/19,11/5/19,11/12/19,11/19/19,11/26/19,12/3/19,12/10/19,
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 95 minutes
Location: DC History Center; 801 K Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government
Learning Standards: This field trip is designed to complement the third and twelfth grade curriculums. For example, through the Hall of History students identify key milestones and efforts that led to greater self-government and suffrage for Washington, D.C., residents (12.DC.16) and identify key people who were civic and political leaders in Washington, DC, during the second half of the 20th century (12.DC.17). Through the Carnegie Gallery, students learn about the development of Mt. Vernon Square and the surrounding area (Washington, DC: It’s Right Outside My Door). In THE BIG PICTURE, topics as varied as school desegregation, aviation, and baseball are presented through gigantic panoramic images and placed in a local context.
Grades: 3rd,12th 
Ticket capacity: 1 class per time slot

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