Our Nation's Capital & New York, NY


Our first group - 2009 - in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building
Our first group - 2009 - in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building
 
The 2017-18 DC/NYC Trip Selection Process is underway! Our Historical Person Fair will be held on December 18th in the WMS cafeteria. Students will be notified within a week of their acceptance. Extra project packets are available outside Mrs. Wilke's classroom or by clicking Selection Process on the left.
 
Educational opportunities present themselves in many forms. They can come as a teachable moment in the middle of class, or as opportunities to see and do things in a new way. Our 7th grade students have a fantastic educational opportunity this year, to travel and study in Washington DC and NYC from Monday April 16th- Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

The ties to our 7th grade curriculum are amazing. Students will experience Native American culture and history as they explore the American Indian Museum. They will watch as our nation’s government comes to life in the White House, Library of Congress, Supreme Court and on our tour of the Capitol Building. Civil Rights will become more than just a story in the African American History Museum. The true horrors and heroes of World War I and World War II will be honored at the multitude of memorials and museums. The pain of the Holocaust victims were felt as we traveled back in time in the Holocaust Museum. In NYC, Our study of economics will jump off of the pages on Wall Street and they will see Free Enterprise Capitalism in action at Times Square. They will also learn first-hand about the immigrant experience by touring Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, visiting NYC's Chinatown, and seeing a restored tenement building. We will also remember those lost on 9/11 at One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial.

Hopefully this will be an experience our students will never forget. Please contact Mr. Stutzman or Mrs. Weigel if you have any questions.


(Updated 11/28/17)

Contact: Mr. Stutzman