Card #1 – The Trip There are seventeen cards total that you will fill out
while on the DC Field Trip.
I sat with __________________ on the bus. Copy the questions onto the cards over Spring
Movies watched - Break for a grade.
Interesting bus memories: While on the trip, you will fill them in at each site.
These seventeen cards will be collected and count
as a grade.
Card #2 – Our Arrival
Our Tour Leader:
In addition to these cards, all travelers will be
Weather: expected to complete a DC assignment. The
First Thought: assignment will offer multiple creative choices so
that you may best express your ideas about this trip.
Card #3 – Ford’s Theatre & Petersen House
The Theatre is most famous for the tragic night of
, when our th president, Abraham Lincoln, was shot and killed
while watching a performance.
What was the name of the play that President Lincoln was watching? __________________________________
Who built Peterson house? When?
One of the physicians who attended to Lincoln was Anderson
Ruffin Abbot, who was famous for what reason?
Card #4 – National Archives
What documents are located at the National Archives?
Card #5 – WASHINGTON NATIONALS STADIUM-Baseball Game
Which teams played in the game?
Who won the game and what was the score?
Who did you root for? WHY?
What does ERA stand for?
How is someone’s batting average calculated?
What was discovered during the excavation of the garbage dump where Nationals stadium was built?
What was the former name of the Washington Nationals?
Card #6 – Arlington National Cemetery
Who presented the Arlington Wreath?
Robert E. Lee’s long and prestigious career began at what school?
At the end of the Civil War, Lee surrendered to whom?
Where did this surrender occur?
How did you feel after visiting Arlington National Cemetery?
Card #7 - Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial
This Memorial commemorates the taking of what area of the island?
How many hands are on the flagpole?
What myth is commonly told about the hands on the flagpole?
How many stars are on the flag?
Card #8 – Grant Memorial
How many lions are located at the base of the Memorial?
Who were the designers of the Memorial?
Card #9 – National World War II Memorial
What President commissioned this Memorial?
When was it commissioned?
A popular form of graffiti was “created” by James Kilroy during WWI and used in this Memorial. Find the
graffiti located on the outside wall near the pillar for the state of Delaware and draw what you find.
What dramatic and inspirational words were spoken to the US troops by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower on D-Day
(June 6, 1944)?
Card #10 – Lincoln Memorial
President Lincoln was our ______th president.
The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble what Grecian monument?
What two speeches are etched inside the Memorial?
What are the two typos in the speeches?
How was the Lincoln Memorial damaged during WWI?
Card #11 – Korean War Memorial
As you approach the Memorial, the first things you see are ________ soldiers on patrol heading up the hill.
These soldiers and their reflections represent the ________th parallel?
What does this parallel represent?
Card #12 – Roosevelt Memorial
First Term: “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a New Deal for the American People.”
What is the New Deal that Roosevelt was describing?
Read the quotation between the two statues. Why are the men waiting in line?
Why are the men sitting by the radio?
What is written on the pile of granite blocks in the walkway?
Which war took place during Roosevelt’s presidency?
Eleanor Roosevelt was described as “First Lady of the World.” In this memorial, for what is she remembered?
Card #13 – Vietnam Memorial
On the Vietnam Memorial there are certain symbols.
Please explain what each of the following mean:
What was one thing that was left at the Wall that you found moving/significant? Why?
Card #14 – Washington Monument
This monument is ______ feet, _____ and ______ inches tall. The change in color is because that is the point
at which the monument retracts into the ground during bad weather. True or false? Explain-
What does this symbol represent? You will see it on the elevator ride down.
Card #15 – Holocaust Museum
This Museum is a tribute of the ________million people who died at the hands of the
_________________political party before and during WWII. Jewish people were forced to wear
__________________________. Daniel’s Story tells the tale of the people who were forced to live in the
___________________ ghetto before being shipped in cattle cars to ___________________________, perhaps
the worst concentration camp.
What image did you find the most memorable? Why?
Card #16 – Smithsonian Museums
Museum of the American Indian
What does “Mitsitam” of the Mitsitam Café mean?
Go to the 3rd level and find the “our Lives” Gallery. What is a “bombardier”?
What is “Manipogo”?
Museum of Natural History
What did the Ice Man have for breakfast?
How old is the Hope Diamond?
Museum of American History
Find the “A More Perfect Union” exhibit. This tells the story of _____________ Japanese Americans who were
taken and kept in _____________ camps in _____________.
Does your family use special plates when you have guests for dinner? Many presidents had state china designed
for their use. The design on this president's china featured a symbol of the United States. Which president was
Air & Space Museum
One of the exhibits founds here is the __________, the 1st plane designed by __________ & _________ Wright.
Who is “Ivan Ivanovitch”?
1. Who built Peterson house? When?
2. One of the physicians who attended to Lincoln was Anderson
Ruffin Abbot, who was famous for what reason?
Card # 18 – Pedometer Reading (Copy twice on your cards!)
Pedometer Wednesday Thursday Friday