During the remote week following March Break, ninth grade students participated in a virtual journey to Washington, DC, facilitated by Envoys, an experiential education company whose mission is to promote place-based learning, design thinking, and creative problem solving. During the program, students explored leaders, events, and landmarks of American history and democracy. Expert guest speakers, virtual tours, simulations, design challenges, and thought-provoking assignments created an experience that promotes critical thinking and civic engagement.
The program consisted of six modules featuring a balance of interactive synchronous content and creative small group activities. The modules covered U.S. History with a critical eye towards missing memorials and untold stories, the democratic process, the media and bias, civic engagement and the work of NGOs and non-profits, the strength in our nation’s diversity, and international relations.
“The virtual Washington, DC program offers relevant content that engages students in the complex issues of our times. I know this experience will have an impact on how our students think about what it means to be a citizen in America today.” —Dan Murray, Coordinator of Global Studies
Read more about Virtual Journeys: Washington, DC here.