的 nation’s capital is a treasure trove of 历史, 科学和艺术, so a visit to DC’s top museums is a must for teachers.
A visit will not only inspire and educate, but will provide teachers with endless 教育al material to take back to the classroom.
Washington’s museums are more of a journey than a destination. 的y are national treasures that encompass the culture of our heritage. So teachers with a mission to explore must go in with the mindset to learn.
Educational travel enlightens educators
Educational travel has become a common way for teachers to take group trips with the idea of learning all they can from being on the ground, whether it is a trip to the 加拉帕戈斯群岛 or 加州的 历史遗迹. A trip to Washington DC is the same – assuming one goes with mission to research, explore and learn. It presents inquisitive p艺术icipants with many facets of our 文化 heritage.
Special tours are available specifically 设计ed for educators to get the most out of a DC visit. 的 experience itself is an exploratory process that is as much to be valued as the sites themselves. If you are a curious lifelong learner it is imperative that you perform research in order to discover answers that lead to more questions.
因此, a p艺术icipant should prepare for a site visit by conducting investigations to gain a better appreciation of the knowledge and inspiration that the national treasure will offer. At the locale itself, questions are posed that further one’s desire to engage in additional study. 的refore touring the site and becoming engrossed in the process becomes the true national treasure.
Washington’s must-visit museum list
的 史密森学会 Institution is the catch-all when it comes to our nation’s museums. It is the world’s largest museum, 教育, 和研究复杂, with approximately 154 million 艺术ifacts and specimens in its trust for the American people.
的 史密森学会 boasts that its museums are dedicated to public 教育; national service; and scholarship in 艺术, 设计, 科学, 技术, 历史, 和文化. Most of the museums are located in the Washington, DC, area with two in New York City. 许多 研究中心 还游客.
Museums and facilities include:
的 Air and Space Museum: Launch into the 历史 of flight by surrounding yourself with icons of air and space travel. 的 flagship building on the National Mall in Washington, DC, contains twenty-three galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, 宇宙飞船, 导弹, 火箭, and other flight-related 艺术ifacts. 的 museum has a planetarium and an IMAX theater for out-of-this-world escapes.
National Museum of African American History and Culture: Recently opened in late 2016, the museum is the only one in the nation that is devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, 艺术, 历史和文化. It features a variety of exhibits and 教育al programs on topics such as slavery, post-Civil War reconstruction, 哈莱姆文艺复兴, and the civil rights movement.
National Museum of American History: Devoted to the scientific, 文化, 社会, 技术, and political development of the United States, the museum traces the American experience from colonial times to the present. 的 American History Museum’s collection contains more than three million historical objects—including the famed Star-Spangled Banner—and documents that explore the evolution of the American identity.
National Museum of the American Indian: 的 National Museum of the American Indian cares for one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native objects, 照片, 和媒体, covering the entire Western Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. 的 museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, 和它的展览, all 设计ed in collaboration with tribes and communities, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America.
的se are just a handful of sites to visit on a Washington DC trip.
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