Visiting Our Nation’s Capital

Visiting Our Nation’s Capital photo

Eighth-graders from Babylon-Junior Senior High School recently attended an overnight field trip to Washington, D.C. with a focus on visiting historical sites that are critical to their U.S. History curriculum.

During the two days of touring, the students visited the Lincoln Memorial, the spot were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Additionally, all in attendance took an in-depth tour of the Holocaust Memorial Museum as well a tour of Arlington National Cemetery, where they witnessed a changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  

“The students did an amazing job asking questions and discussing history as we visited each site,” said Babylon Junior-Senior High School Assistant Principal Jennifer Mangone. “To see our students so deeply engaged in history was such a thrill and we are very excited to make this experience an annual one for our eighth-graders.” 

The trip was organized by social studies teacher Christopher Skaar and the eighth-grade team of teachers.