Nation’s Capital Welcomes East Meadow High School

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Members of East Meadow High School’s National Social Studies Honor Society and Model Congress traveled to Washington, D.C., from April 5-7 for an authentic learning experience.

Over the three days, the 38 juniors and seniors, who are enrolled in Advanced Placement social studies courses, received a guided tour of historical monuments, including the Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln and Vietnam Veterans memorials. During their travels the group visited the White House, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Museum of American History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Students also received a special visit from Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, who spoke to the group about her work in D.C., outside the U.S. Capitol.   

In addition, the group stopped by the Newseum, an interactive museum that promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment.

Through this opportunity, the students enhanced their knowledge of U.S. history while experiencing the nation’s capital.