Eighth Grade Washington D.C. Trip


White House

A view of the North Portico of the White House, Wednesday June 14, 2017 in Washington D.C. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Jacob R., Writer

As many of you may know, Eighth Grade is going on a field trip to Washington D.C in April. Washington D.C is the capital of the United States of America and is home to many federal buildings and federal officials. D.C. also has many great monuments and museums for tourists to come every year to visit. As a matter of fact, over 22 million domestic tourists visit the capital every year. The field trip begins with a 5-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. We then take a 3-hour bus ride to Williamsburg Virginia where we then do a ghost tour. The next day we go to Jamestown settlement and explore replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. We learn about the colonists in a recreated 17th-century fort and watch historical interpreters at a Powhatan Indian Village. Day 3 we go to Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Holocaust Museum, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, and finally the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Day 4, Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Pentagon Memorial, Capitol Hill, National Archives, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Day 5, the last day, we go to the White House, Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House, and the Smithsonian Institute.


We Interviewed some fellow Eighth Graders and asked them about there thoughts on their upcoming D.C. trip. We interviewed Joel Brda and he said he was looking forward to the long flight, learning more about U.S. History, being in a hotel room with friends, and going to a new place. We also interviewed Oliver Danger and Brian Hong and they said they were excited for the Holocaust Museum and the hotel.

Written by: Jacob R.

With help by AJ D., Nick R., and Maddox A.