Presentation on theme: "8TH GRADE WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP!!. Mt. Vernon Mount Vernon was the home of the 1st president, George Washington. George and his wife, Martha, lived there."— Presentation transcript:
8TH GRADE WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP!!
Mt. Vernon Mount Vernon was the home of the 1st president, George Washington. George and his wife, Martha, lived there with their children. He is buried with his wife on his plantation.
Our Nation’s Capitol The Capitol is where laws and rules are made and where the President of the United States works. The Capitol has a huge statue that weighs 15,000 lbs. They also have beautiful pictures in the Capitol.
Basilica The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is one of the biggest churches in Washington DC. The church has two levels in it. They have six masses daily.
Monticello Monticello is the home of Thomas Jefferson the 3rd president of the United States. He wrote the Declaration of Independence which is a document that freed the US from Great Britain. He had slaves at his home.
Ice Skating In Washington DC, you can go ice skating. It took a long time before we could ice skate well. Father Higginbotham ice skated with us too.
Washington Monument The Washington Monument is a tall building where we remember the first president. To get money to build it, each state gave money for a brick to be included in the structure, in honor of the USA. The biggest brick belongs to New York.
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery is a cemetery where more than 400,000 soldiers and their families are buried. It’s also where the famous unknown soldiers are buried. The first person buried there was Private William Christman.
Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial is a memorial for Abraham Lincoln the 16th president of the United states. He helped end slavery. He wrote two famous speeches that are on the memorial, the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address
Vietnam Memorial The Vietnam Memorial is a long wall with names of the people who died during war. They only have seven women’s names on the wall. It’s in a giant shape of a “v” and a 19 year old girl created it. Her name is Maya Ying Lin.
Credits This project was created by Blakely Thevis, Eulalie Cormier, Addyson Dailey, Sara Arsement, Justin Hong, and John Miller. We would like to thank Father Matthew Higginbotham, Mr. James Franke, Mr. Cramer, and all of our fellow students, staff, and parents who helped us raise money for our trip.