Northport students experience real world learning through trip to nation’s capital

Northport K-8 eighth grade students were able to connect the dots and put real life knowledge behind the stories and rifts they learned during their recent trip to Washington, D.C.  The students and teachers, joined by several others from Manatee Academy, visited the International Spy Museum, the National Holocaust Museum, the United States Capital Building and the House of Representatives where they were able to witness an actual hearing.  Students also were guests of the White House where instructor Mala Woessner caught sight of Bo, the White House dog.  Students visited Embassy Row, Library of Congress, Martin Luther King Monument and the Museum of Natural History, where students viewed the Hope Diamond, actual mummies and hundreds of other real artifacts from history.  Mrs. Woessner said, “When students are able to travel, they are able to connect to a world of educational opportunities!”

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist