Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, DC

Each spring, LCA takes its eighth grade students on an educational adventure to Washington, DC. While many schools go on a class trip to our nation’s capital, LCA takes a unique approach to student travel by incorporating interactive experiences throughout the visit. LCA’s students learn about the government of our country, important figures who changed the course of history, and the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. More importantly, students actively participate in meaningful experiences at some of the most important landmarks in the city including:

  • Discussing diversity, division, and healing at the Lincoln Monument
  • Researching and paying tribute to local men and women engraved on the Vietnam Memorial Wall
  • Writing individual declarations at the Jefferson Memorial
  • Learning about strong women leaders at the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument
  • Singing a candlelit song of hope at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Participating in LCA’s Branches of Government Instagram Tour and Challenge
  • Hunting for the national treasure in a race through the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Dancing the night away during an evening dinner cruise on the Potomac
  • Praying at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and touring the Saint John Paul II National Shrine