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History school trips to Washington DC

History school trips to Washington DC

Overview

A five day visit to Washington which focuses on the significance of the American enterprise and achievement as well as its struggles and conflicts. This trip has links with a variety of syllabuses and topics at GCSE level. Students will be able to see first-hand the social and economic impact of the Boom and Bust era as well as considering the impact of the Civil Rights movement and more recent conflicts through a variety of study opportunities.

Suggested Itinerary

GCSE BASIC

    • day
      1

       

      • Arrive in Washington DC
    • day
      2

       

      • Capitol Hill
      • Smithsonian museums
      • Air and Space Museum
      • Museum of American History
      • Washington Monument
      • White House
    • day
      3

       

      • Lincoln Memorial
      • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
    • day
      4

       

      • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
      • Arlington Cemetery
      • Return flight home

 

Itinerary price from £719

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 4 night tour for 35 students and 3 staff

Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach
  • 4 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Case Study opportunities

Key topics

1920s Boom and Bust

      • American History Museum
      • Air and Space Museum, Supreme Court
      • White House

Civil Rights

      • National Museum of African American history and culture
      • Anacostia Community Museum, Martin Luther King Memorial
      • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Cold war and conflict after WWII

      • Newseum
      • Capitol Hill
      • Arlington National Cemetery

Native Americans and the West

      • American Indian Museum

The American Civil War

      • Williamsburg
      • Gettysburg

Suggested GCSE links

AQA

America 1840-1895 Expansion and Consolidation

      • Expansion - Opportunities and Challenge
      • Conflict across America
      • Consolidation - Forging the Nation

America 1920-1973 - Opportunity and Inequality

      • America people and the Boom
      • Bust - Depression and the New Deal
      • America's post war society

Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-1972 Origins of the Cold War

      • The Development of the Cold War
      • The Transformation of the Cold War

Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-75

      • Conflict in Korea
      • Escalation of the conflict in Vietnam
      • Ending the conflict in Vietnam

Britain: Migration, Empire and People

      • Looking West

OCR A

International Relations 1918-c2014

      • The Cold War 1945-1991
      • The World after the Cold War

International Relations 1918-c2014

      • The Cold War 1945-1991
      • The World after the Cold War

The USA 1919-1948: The People and the State

      • The Roaring 20s
      • 1930s and the New Deal
      • The impact of WWI on society

Migration and Empire 1688-1730

      • Empire, Trade and the Slave Economy

The USA 1945-1974

      • Post War Challenges in the USA 1945-1954
      • Civil Rights in the USA 1954-1964
      • Government and Dissent 1964-1974

OCR B

The Making of America 1789-1900

      • America’s expansion 1789-1838
      • The West 1839-1860
      • The American Civil War and Reconstruction 1861-1877
      • Settlement and Conflict of the Plains
      • American Culture 1877-1900

Pearson (EDEXCEL)

Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

      • Elizabethan Society and the Age of Exploration

Spain and the New World c1490-c1555

      • Columbus reaches America

British America 1713-1783 Empire and Revolution

      • British Settlement in North America 1713-1741
      • A Disrupted Society 1742-1764
      • Loss of an Empire

The American West c1835-1895

      • Early Settlement of the West 1835-1862
      • Development of the Plains 1862-1876
      • Conflicts and Conquest 1876-1895

Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991

      • Origins of the Cold War 1941-1958
      • Cold War Crisis 1958-1970
      • End of the Cold War

The USA 1954-1975: Conflict at Home and Abroad

      • Development of the Civil Rights Movement 1954-1960
      • Protest. Progress and Radicalism
      • US involvement in Vietnam
      • Reactions to and the end of US involvement 1964-1975

EDUQAS (WJEC)

Voyages of Discovery and Conquest of the Americas

      • Voyages of Columbus

The USA: A Nation of Contrasts 1910-1924

      • Immigration
      • Religion and Race
      • Crime and Corruption
      • Economic Boom
      • End of Prosperity
      • Popular Entertainment
      • Role of Women

The Development of the USA 1929-2000

      • Economic downturn and recovery
      • Economic impact of the WWII and post war developments
      • The issue of Civil Rights 1941-1970
      • Political Change 1960-2000
      • Social Change 1950-2000
      • Cold War Rivalry
      • The search for world peace since 1970

Accommodation

Washington DC Accommodation - Hotel Harrington

Hotel Harrington

  • 10 minute walk from the White House
  • Free Wi-Fi

The Hotel Harrington offers a clean and friendly environment and is in a great location within minutes of the main sights in Washington DC.

Location: Located 15 minutes away from the Smithsonian National Museum and just 1.5 miles from the Dupont Circle.

Facilities:The hotel has a souvenir shop and laundry facilities. Air conditioning and heating are also available.

Accommodation: Each room has en-suite facilities including a hairdryer, cable TV and a refrigerator. The range of rooms sleep from 1 – 5 people with queen and king sized beds. These will be on a bed share basis but non-bed share accommodation can be provided at an extra supplement.

Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and meals can be arranged upon request.

Washington DC - HI - Washington DC

HI - Washington DC

  • Great value hostel
  • Located near popular attractions

The HI-Washington DC is a popular hostel offering basic yet comfortable accommodation in a friendly, fun environment.

Location: China town is just 8 blocks away and you can get around the city by using the metro which is a short walk from the hostel.

Facilities: The hostel has a TV and common room and internet access is available.

Accommodation: The rooms include air conditioning and shared facilities. They are basic yet comfortable with dorm and private rooms available.

Meals: Meals are available upon request and the hostel is nearby local restaurants and shops.

Washington DC - Capitol Skyline Hotel

Capitol Skyline Hotel

  • Ideal downtown location
  • Complimentary internet access

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located in the heart of Washington DC offering a comfortable relaxing stay.

Location: Located just a few blocks away from the United States Capitol and the National Mall, easily accessed from the Navy Yard Metro.

Facilities: The hotel features a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

Accommodation: Each room has en-suite facilities with two double beds offering a view of either the hotels swimming pool, downtown Washington DC or the National Baseball Stadium.

Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and all meals can be arranged upon request.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Capitol Hill

The United States Capitol building is a symbol of the American people and their government as well as the meeting place of the nation’s legislature.

Air and Space Museum

Holding the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world, the National Air and Space Museum is also a centre for research into spaceflight and the science of aviation.

National Museum of American History

Originally opened in 1964 as the ‘Museum of History and Technology’, this museum was renamed in 1980 to highlight its focus on the collection and interpretation of artefacts which reflect upon historical culture.

The Lincoln Memorial

This site was notorious for nearly six decades of civil rights demonstrations including Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in 1963. The statue of the iconic President Abraham Lincoln will give your students an insight as to how Lincoln, who was a civil rights activist during the American Civil War, became one of America’s greatest heroes.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin D Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States (1933 – 1945) and was the only American president elected to more than two terms making him still the longest serving president in US history.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

This memorial opened in 2011 to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in 1963 that will continue to touch the hearts and minds of American people for years to come.

Howard University

Howard University is a historically black university because of its central role in African American educational experience, with the greatest number of black graduates with advanced degrees.

Arlington National Cemetery

A 624 acre military cemetery, Arlington is the final resting place of notable deceased veterans. The grounds are home to a number of memorials.

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History school trips to Boston

History School Trips to Boston

Overview

With our History school trip to Boston, your students will discover a new found respect for this city and its unique history. The special historic relationship between England and Boston makes for a fantastic school trip destination. Encourage your students to familiarise themselves with the English heritage of the city, and the events that led to the notorious Boston Tea Party of 1773. Allow them to digest information relating to the War of Independence and the subsequent flood of immigrants that swelled the city from 24,000 to 560,000 inhabitants. While in Boston, your students will also be able to pay their respects to the most famous of all Irish immigrants in Boston, John F. Kennedy, who, in 1961, was the first Catholic President of the United States of America. Bring the American Revolution and War of Independence to life for your students with a History school trip to Boston.

 

Suggested Itinerary

With our bespoke school trip to Boston, your students will be able to discover elements of its history in a new and exciting setting away from the classroom.

BASIC

  • day
    1
    • Arrive in Boston
    • Evening meal
  • day
    2
    • Freedom Trail guided walking tour
    • Prudential Tower Skywalk observatory
  • day
    3
    • Day trip to Salem
  • day
    4
    • Morning visit to Plimoth Plantation
    • Free time/shopping
    • Return flight to the UK

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

  • Central Location
  • Modern accommodation

The Inn is perfectly located just a few minutes from downtown Boston (making it an ideal base to explore the attractions) and 3 miles from the airport.

Location: Minutes from downtown Boston and the famous Fenway Park!

Facilities: With meetings rooms that can accommodation up to 100 people there is plenty of space for groups to move around.

Accommodation: With modern and spacious rooms groups will enjoy this excellent accommodation.

Boston YH

Boston YH

  • Ideally located in downtown Boston
  • Budget accommodation

A comfortable budget hostel in downtown Boston, in the Fenway area which boasts some of the best museums in the City. The famous Freedom Trail, taking in the historic sights of the American Revolution, is within easy reach.

Location: Located in the Chinatown/ theatre district you will be in the heart of Boston in this youth hostel.

Facilities: Spacious common rooms and a games rooms are available to groups when staying here.

Accommodation: This safe, clean and earth friendly hostel accommodation is ideal for groups.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Freedom Trail Tour

This 2.5 mile walking tour takes you on a journey of 16 historically significant sites – each one an authentic treasure. Explore King’s Chapel, the Benjamin Franklin statue, The Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and the USS Constitution.

Old State House Museum

Visit this National historic treasure and experience the American Revolution through the eyes of the people that lived it, in the place it all began. The Old State House Museum is a must see destination.

Paul Revere House

On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend. Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark.

USS Constitution and Museum

Serving as a reminder and educational voice of USS Constitution, this museum collects, preserves and interprets the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her. The Museum ensures that the stories of USS Constitution and those who shaped her history are never forgotten, always remain relevant, and inspire as many people as possible.

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum

This museum will transport you on an incredible journey back in time as you take part in the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! You’ll have an all-encompassing, multi-sensory experience in this one-of-a-kind museum.

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History school trips to New York

History school trips to New York

Take your students on a five-day visit to New York City, a vibrant and exciting environment to focus on the significance of the American Dream, its impact of African Americans and the highs and lows of American History since the 1920s. Sights in this remarkable city have links with a variety of syllabuses and topics for both GCSE and A-Level study. Students will be able to connect with and see first-hand the social and economic impact of the Boom and Bust era as well as considering more recent events such as 9/11 through a variety of study opportunities.

 

Suggested Itineraries

GCSE BASIC

  • day
    1

     

    • Arrive in New York
  • day
    2

      Orientation and American Culture

    • New York Historical Society Museum & Library
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Top of the Rock
  • day
    3

      The American Dream - A cultural melting pot?

    • Tenement Museum
    • Museum of American Finance
    • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    • Wall Street, 911 Memorial and City Hall
  • day
    4

      The American Dream - The African American experience

    • Schomburg Center
    • Apollo Theatre and Mosque Number 7
    • Audobon Ballroom and the Malcolm X & Betty Shabazz Educational Center and Archives
  • day
    5

     

    • Arrival back in the UK

Itinerary price from: £789

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 4 night tour for 35 students and 3 staff

Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach
  • 4 nights’ RO accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

Case Study opportunities

 

Key topics (GCSE)

The 1920s economic boom

      • Empire State Building
      • Rockefeller Centre
      • Tenement Museum
      • Statue of Liberty
      • Ellis Island
      • Radio City Music hall

The Great Depression

      • Museum of American Finance
      • Wall Street

Civil Rights

      • Harlem Walking Tour
      • Malcom X educational centre

American culture and society

      • Historical Society Museum
      • NBC Tour
      • Time Square

Conflict after WWII

      • 9/11 museum and memorial
      • United Nations HQ

 

Key topics (A-Level)

The American Dream

      • New York Historical Society Museum
      • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
      • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum
      • Walking tour of Harlem
      • Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Educational Centre

Civil Rights

      • New York Historical Society Museum
      • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
      • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum
      • Walking tour of Harlem
      • Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Educational Centre
      • Schomburg Centre

1920-1950 Boom, Bust and Recovery

      • Walking tour of Lower Manhattan

Curriculum Links

Accommodation

New York Accommodation - West Side YMCA

West Side YMCA

  • Just off Central Park
  • Swimming pool

The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to the Lincoln Centre, Broadway and Carnegie Hall.

Location: Moments away from well-known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within reach too.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, pool, housekeeping, 24 hour reception and security.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, double rooms (bunks) for students. Same sex bathroom facilities located on each floor.

Meals: In house restaurant, meals in local restaurants can also be provided.

New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

Heritage Hotel (aka Comfort Inn Chelsea)

  • Trendy Chelsea location
  • Basic, yet well-equipped and comfortable

This hotel is located within the fashionable Chelsea area of Manhattan and provides a view of the Empire State Building.

Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are close by.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, small gym, tour desk, 24 hour reception.

Accommodation: Single and doubles available to staff, double rooms up to 5 per room available to students. En-suite bathroom facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfast is provided free of charge. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.

New York Accommodation - Wolcott Hotel

Wolcott Hotel

  • Central Manhattan
  • Full of charm and character

A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel offers grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building the Woltcott Hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop and small meeting room.

Location: Short distance from public transport stops, Empire State Building 3 blocks away, numerous landmarks within easy reach.

Facilities: Small gym, small conference room, newsagents, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: Single and double available for staff, students are accommodated mainly in triple rooms with individual beds. All rooms en-suite and have a TV.

Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

New York Historical Society Museum & Library

Dedicated to presenting history exhibition. The New York History Museum and Library is the oldest museum in New York and provides information about the Civil Rights Movement through a variety of exhibitions.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The largest art museum in the United States, give your students the opportunity to explore more than two million works of art spanning seventeen curatorial departments.

Top of the Rock

Students will learn about the Legacy of Rockefeller and experience a stunning view of Manhattan as Rockefeller himself imagined it.

Museum of American Finance

Learn about the financial history of the US and compare the financials of the modern day and those in the Great Depression.

Tenement Museum

New York's Tenement Museum focuses on America's urban immigrant history. The Tenement Museum provides walking tours and is a popular attraction Lower East Side.

Statue of Liberty

Experience the grandeur of mid and lower Manhattan on the Semi-Circle Cruise. You’ll enjoy magnificent views of the world’s premier skyline and a close up view of the Statue of Liberty. As you sail down the Hudson River, you will see the Battery; go up the East River and under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges all the way to the United Nations and back. Take either a 2 hour or a 75 minute cruise. Full commentary on board.

Ground Zero Museum

The WTC Tribute Museum allows students to experience the personal stories of those who lost their lives in September 11th 2001 during the terror attacks on the World Trade Centre. Located in the Heart of Ground Zero.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

When the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, first opened its doors on September 15th 1997, visitors gained a vital perspective on 20th century Jewish history. Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, the Museum honours those who died by celebrating their lives.

UN Tour

The United Nations is the site of some of the most significant events in recent history, from the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to the unprecedented Millennium Summit in September 2000 that brought together about 150 heads of State and Government. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

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