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100+ Lesson Plans to Prepare for a Washington DC School Trip

By September 17, 2014 February 9th, 2018 No Comments

Lesson Plans

 How can I get my students even more engaged during our trip to Washington DC? 

Let’s face it, your entire curriculum is relevant on a trip to Washington DC! History, math, science, writing, government, music, and geography are all experienced first-hand.

But to get students even more engaged, focus on one or two key learning areas before departure.  Collaborate with other teachers to teach a particular topic across all classes for a day (or longer, if possible).

Many of the sites that you will visit in Washington DC have developed lesson plans aligning with national standards. Provide a deeper understanding of a particular content area by using one of the free lesson plans provided below. 


Lesson    Plans

U.S. Capitol Lesson Plans (includes primary resources) – Topics include: 

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Lesson Plans – Topics include:

Library of Congress (includes primary resources) Topics include:

National Archives Lesson Plans – Topics Include:

Newseum Video Lessons – Topics Include:

 Smithsonian’s History Explorer Lesson Plans – Topics Include: 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Lesson Plans – Topics Include:

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Lesson Plans – Topics Include: 

 Smithsonian National Building Museum Lesson Plans – Topics Include: 

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