Mr. Streit

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7th Grade Travel

Springfield, IL

Dates: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 

Times: 5:30 a.m. drop-off - 8:45 pick-up

Register Online: Hemisphere Travel

1) Click here to create an online account with Hemisphere for the First Time

2) Use the Web/Tour Code: 23TA16471

3) Create an account, register and reserve your spot.  

Initial Registration Deadline: 

11/15/22 ($20 late fee after November 15)

Final Payment Deadline: 2/20/23

Cost: $215
Chaperones:  Mr. Hardesty, Mr. Sheryk, Mr. Robert, Mr. Gach, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Spinak, TBD, TBD (8 to 1 ration = 8 chaperones)


What's Included?

 Coach Bus 

All Admission Fees to Scheduled Activities

 Lunch & Dinner

 Guided Sightseeing

 All Taxes and Gratuities

 A one-of-a-kind, fun-filled educational experience

Here's a few things on the possible itinerary: 

 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

 New Salem Village

 Lincoln's Home

 Illinois State Capitol

 Tour of the Old State Capitol

 Military Museum 

 WWII/Korean/Vietnam War Memorials

 Lincoln's Tomb 

 Knight's Action Park


Final Itinerary TBD

Health Forms TBD


  • Please remember lunch and dinner is provided. You may want to bring a breakfast snack.  
  • Please remember to dress business casual with a decent pair of shoes. No graphic t-shirts, no hoodies, and no hats. 
Units of Study
  • Unit Question - When is conflict excused as means to an end?
  • Historical Context - Renaissance, Reformation, Early Explorers, Age of Exploration, Old World meets the New Word
  • Final Assessment – Columbus vs. Taino People Debate
  • Unit Question - Are contemporary socio/political beliefs a direct reflection of those held by our earliest colonial forefathers?
  • Historical Context – The Quakers, Puritans, Separatists, New England Colonies, Middle Colonies, South Colonies, Triangular Trade (slavery)
  • Final Assessment - 13 Colonies Geography Quiz & Colonial History Test
  • Unit Question – Why do people rebel?
  • Historical Context – The American Revolution, Taxation without Representation, Enlightened thinkers, General George Washington
  • Final Assessment – The Meaning of Liberty & The American Revolution Unit Test
  • Unit Question -  How do economic needs and wants affect decisions of individuals, groups, and institutions (political and social)?
  • Historical Context - Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, Manifest Destiny, Missouri Compromise, 3/5ths Compromise,  John Brown, Kansas Nebraska Act, Compromise Collapse
  • Final Assessment - Federalists Papers, Bill of Rights Quiz, & War of 1812 Quiz
  • Unit Question - What is power and how is it gained, used, and justified?
  • Historical Context – Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee
  • Final Assessment – Unit Exam - Civil War Test
  • Unit Question - Progress at what cost?  When should society control individuals?  How are diverse cultures alike and different?
  • Historical Context - Reconstruction, Immigration, Industrialization, Urbanization, Great Migration, Labor Unions
  • Final Assessment –  Unit Exam - Progress at What Cost? / The Changing Face of America