Celebrational, Yea! It’s Educational!

Just got back from what our CTA guide called “a unique trip to Washington, D.C.” and what a wonderful time it was. Due to recent changes in the Reading social studies curriculum the more “traditional” eighth grade DC/right of passage field trip was traded for an itinerary including Shakespearean theater, ancient Asian art, and an incredible journey through the Lauray Caverns of Virginia. Many of Washington’s monuments and memorials were also included in our travels. The weather didn’t always cooperate but we were able to experience nearly everything we planned on and then some. As has become my norm for travel with students, I brought along my digital camera. My favorite clips from my video journal can be found below.


About MrMusselman

K-5 Science Specialist for the Burlington Public Schools of Burlington, MA.
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5 Responses to Celebrational, Yea! It’s Educational!

  1. Steve Olivo says:

    That may be the best 15 minutes I spend all week! Genious Hope Diamond edit, and yes, we do need US history back in the curriculum.

  2. kgallagher says:

    Gotta love that intro at 3:45am. I think John Wilkes Booth would be ashamed of his lack of athletic ability after your assessment. Thanks for the mention in the credits! I love how you captured the musicality of Bus #1 at the end. "I'm an animal searcher…" was in my head as I showered this morning!

  3. julie says:

    I think you captured all the key moments. . . after seeing (and hearing) your fall at the Folger I can see why your shoulder was hurting! Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Mike says:

    Nice video Sean. It looks like you guys had a great trip. Your students are lucky to have such a dedicated and motivated teacher.

  5. Brigid says:

    Enthusiasm and more to spare! It looked like the number of umbrellas did increase as the time went on, but I see for many, the smiles were sufficient.

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