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Student Travel Ideas: Celebrated American Writers from Philadelphia
By Howard Clemens · 3 years ago
For student travel groups headed to Philadelphia, an historic tour is not complete without visiting the historic homes of famous American writers who lived there and penned their work there. A trip to a writer’s ...
National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens in D.C.
By Howard Clemens · 3 years ago
A brand new Smithsonian Museum will be a desirable attraction for student travel groups. It is situated prominently on the Mall in Washington D.C. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will ...
Students Trips to D.C. Include a Visit to Holocaust Museum: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
Student tours of Washington D.C. often include a visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A visit to the Museum can be an eye opening experience for students of this generation, who did not ...
Student Trips to NYC: Try a Behind-the-Scenes Workshop About Broadway Acting, Singing and Staging
By Howard Clemens · 3 years ago
Theater arts, dance and music students are fascinated with Broadway Theater in New York City. Many take class trips to New York City to experience the theater district, take in a Broadway Musical or two, ...
Take a Student Tour Group to Philadelphia to Study Black History
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
A student trip to Philadelphia is an excellent opportunity to study African American History. The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the best starting point for the tour. The AAMP is the most definitive ...
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Presenting a Fun, Online Classroom for Prepping Student Travelers
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
There are many art museums across the United States with notable collections. Yet only a portion of these museums specialize in American Art. It is true that many museums collect American art, but few focus ...
A Popular Broadway Musical Choice for Student Travel Groups is Hamilton and Other Shows
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
The 2016-2017 Broadway season is promising and filled with some popular choices in musicals for student travel groups. The Lion King and Wicked continue to make long-term runs on Broadway. These Broadway Shows are an ...
A Class Trip to Harpers Ferry, Historic Armory and Civil War Battlefield Near Washington D.C.
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
For those interested in studying the Civil War, a visit to Harpers Ferry will easily explain its critical geographical position. The natural boundary between north and south is the Potomac River. The Potomac River joins ...
Students Travel to Charleston, South Carolina to Learn About Revolutionary War Battle of 1776 and the Siege of 1780
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
Charleston, South Carolina has a rich history, beginning in the Revolutionary War era and pre-dating it. The Ashley and Cooper Rivers converge to create an inland harbor, making it one of the most prosperous and ...
Antietam: A Civil War Battle to Defend the Capital and Gateway to the North
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
Student groups studying the Civil War Battle of Antietam will find a visit to this historic place to be a beneficial learning experience. Named after a creek in Maryland near Sharpsburg, Antietam Creek once ran ...
Blended Learning About Wildlife: Saint John’s River and the Hontoon Dead River in Florida
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
September through May is an excellent time to take student travel groups on an eco tour of the Saint John’s River. Student travelers will be fascinated by the famous manatee, the gigantic sea creature with ...
Top Cities in the U.S. for Performance Tours: NYC, Washington D.C. & Orlando
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
High school bands, orchestras, ensembles, choirs and other student performance groups generally tour cities where they may perform in a public venue. When arranging a band trip, I often recommend specific cities where musicians are ...
Blended Learning About September 11th, 2001
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
Visiting New York City for the first time is an exciting experience for student tour groups. Many students of junior high and high school age were quite young when 911 occurred. Pennsylvania and the Pentagon ...
Student Travel Groups Visiting New York City: Include a Tour Some of the Most Magnificent Cathedrals in the World
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
When most people hear the word 'cathedral,' they generally think, initially of cities like London, Paris, and Rome. But it's also true that many wonders of religious architecture are located in North America. And New ...
Student Trips to Washington D.C.: Social Studies and History Students Participate in Democratic Process
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
A student tour of Washington D.C. often includes a visit the White House or Capitol Building. Putting a visit to these sensitive government buildings on the itinerary does take special planning. For educators who want ...
Living History Makes Student Travel to Washington DC and Williamsburg Memorable
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
Watching history come alive can be a great way to engage student travel groups when visiting the Washington D.C. area. Living history programs are character reenactments from Revolutionary, Colonial and Civil War eras of American ...
Blended Learning: Art Students View Guggenheim & MOMA Collections Online and Tour NYC
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
The virtual tour of a historical site, art museum or even a college or university has become the standard for many websites’ online visitors. As an educational tour consultant for many years, I do not ...
Student Travel Update: New One World Trade Center Graces NYC Skyline
By Howard Clemens · 4 years ago
For many high school and junior high students today, the tragedy of 9/11 in New York City happened is already a part of history. It happened when many of this age group was young children ...
University of Tampa College Students Take Theater, Dance and Cultural Tour in New York City
By Howard Clemens · 5 years ago
As Liza Minnelli once sang in the Broadway Musical Cabaret "Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum/Come to the Cabaret." The New York City Broadway Musical is the place where a serious actor, dancer, singer or ...
An Art Focused Student Trip to New York City
By Howard Clemens · 5 years ago
Desmond Cormier is an art teacher at the Buford Middle School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has taught at the school for 16 years. Cormier lives at a nearby farmstead with his wife, Virginia, a sheep ...