May 17, 2024

Norup 8th Graders Visit Washington D.C.

Norup 8th Graders Visit Washington D.C.

From May 8-10, Norup 8th grade students had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. Students had the opportunity to apply what they learned in their Social Studies classes and experience the curriculum within the context of their own lives. 

Students had a full three days, visiting the following on the trip: Mt. Vernon, Museum of the US Army, Spy Museum, Smithsonian Museums (Natural History, American History), Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, Pentagon Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, The Capitol, Kennedy Theatre Rooftop, Holocaust Museum and the African American Museum.

Trip organizer and Norup middle school teacher Prima Dailey shared, “I was especially impressed at our student's engagement while visiting the National Museum of the US Army and Holocaust museum. Students took the time to read, listen and watch all the information that was available to them.” 

This trip is also a time to connect with friends and solidify the community they built over the years before they head off to high school. Ms. Dailey added, “For some, this trip was a once and a lifetime opportunity and I'm glad we were able to provide that for them.”