8th Grade Travel
Dates: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 until Friday, April 21, 2023
2) Use the Web/Tour Code: 23TA16237
3) Create an account and register with a $300 deposit to reserve your spot.
4) First deposit due October 5, 2022
Final Date to Register: December 7, 2022
All Admission Fees to Scheduled Activities
2 Nights at Hotel & Overnight Hotel Security
2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
All Taxes and Gratuities
A one-of-a-kind, fun-filled educational experience
Here's a few things on the possible itinerary:
Arlington National Cemetery
Moonlight Spirit Cruise with Dinner & DJ
US Marine Corps Memorial Capitol Building Tour
Capitol Hill Tour
George Washington's Mount Vernon
African-American History Museum
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Final Itinerary TBD
Health Forms TBD
Phone & Packing Slip TBD
Please plan to wear dressy-casual, age-appropriate, tasteful attire. You should plan to dress a little nicer for the visit to the Arlington Cemetery (keeping in mind it can be very hot) and the boat tour on the Potomac River.
No: Spaghetti straps, midriff tops, short skirts or short shorts (the length of the skirt/shorts must be longer than the students fingertips when their arms are at their sides).
Please plan to wear dressy –casual, age-appropriate, tasteful attire. Khaki pants, a nice shirt, and a pair of decent shoes, is expected for our visit to the Arlington Cemetery and our Boat tour on the Potomac River.
No: Basketball shorts, hoods, or hats inside of buildings.
Rain gear, light jacket, comfortable shoes, and a disposable cameras labeled with your name on them.
Carry-on luggage ONLY:
3-1-1 for carry-ons
Three 4 ounce bottles or less
1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag
1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin
Units of Study
- Essential Questions - What knowledge, skills, and dispositions (intention to act) does a person need in order to be a powerful civic actor in our democracy and in our community? How will I use my rights and responsibilities to promote the common good in our democracy and community?
- Assessment – TBD
- Essential Questions - What rights do I have? How does the Constitution protect those rights? What responsibilities do I have to our democracy and community? How do my rights enable me to use my power in our democracy and society? How do my responsibilities require me to use my power?
- Assessment – U.S. Federal Constitution Exam
- Essential Questions - How can young people promote the common good working through government or in the community? What knowledge, skills, and dispositions (intentions to act) does a young person need in order to be a powerful civic actor in our democracy and communities?
- Assessment - Choose to Participate
Summative Assessment -
U.S. Federal Constitution Exam & One of Four Options:
4) Option #4: U.S. President Report Card (Email Mr. Streit for your randomly selected President)
- 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, Progressive Era, Imperialism, Spanish-American War, Blues & Jazz, Harlem Renaissance
- Final Assessment – Grant Legacy-Propaganda Poster & Unit 1 Exam - Changing America
- Unit Question - How are things, events, or people connected to each other? What is the cause? The effect? How do they fit together?
- Historical Context - World War I, World War II, The Cold War
- Final Assessment - The World Wars and Life in Between - Unit Exam
- Unit Question - Why does perspective matter? What factors can influence people’s perspectives? What social opportunities and problems arise from an interconnected global economy?
- Historical Context – The Cold War, International Realignment, Contemporary Society, United States as a “Super Power”, Korean War, Vietnam War, War at Home, & Civil Rights Movement
- Final Assessment - The Counterculture (Music) Task
History Fair Club:
History Fair is optional in 8th Grade.
See Mr. Streit for more details.