November – History, culture, and civic responsibility came alive for our eighth-grade students this month as they explored the nation’s capital during a week-long historical tour of Virginia and Washington D.C. The trip included visits to Monticello, the plantation home of former President Thomas Jefferson, as well as Mt. Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Jamestown, and much more.
The annual Washington D.C. Trip is a highlight of the eighth-grade year at OVS, where the curriculum focuses on American history and government. On this trip, history literally comes alive as students tour original colonial settlements and understand the challenges faced by the early settlers. They also tour many of monuments in the nation’s capital. Check the website media gallery for pictures from the trip.