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Sheridan Junior High School students, parents and teachers recently participated in an American history-themed field trip to the East Coast.
Students began their explorations in Washington, D.C., touring the Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol, the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Students witnessed the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and ventured to President George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon.
Participants then traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where they walked in the footsteps of key players in the three-day pivotal Civil War battle. Outside of Philadelphia, students were introduced to the Amish countryside and had the opportunity to interact with Amish children of their own age. The trip also included a tour of Independence Hall, a photo stop at the Liberty Bell, a photo stop of the statue of the movie character “Rocky” and a visit to the National Constitution Center highlighted their time in Philadelphia. In New York, students visited Ellis Island and viewed the Statue of Liberty. Students enjoyed an “all access” tour of Madison Square Garden, took in the sights from the Empire State Building, explored Times Square and attended the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, “Cinderella.”