A Day in the Life of a Close Up Participant this trip
A Day in the Life of a Close Up Participant What to expect of your children who are on this trip Trip Details • • • • • • • Depart 11:15pm (Saturday) Return 7pm (Friday) Sunday –Whitehead Walk around the National mall Area, Monday-Tuesday in Washington DC Wednesday in Williamsburg Thursday-Antietam Battlefield and Harper’s Ferry Friday – Possibly Frederick Douglass House and Travel day Living Arrangements • Normal Hotel Rooms • 4 Students to a room with two queen size beds • No internet access • Limited TV • Curfew at 10pm Daily Activities-morning • 6:30 am Wake up at (remember they feel like it is 3:30am for the first two days!) • 7-7:30 am Breakfast • 8 am Daily Briefing and workbook assignment • 8:30-9am Board Buses-a moving classroom (Activities onboard buses – daily question i.e What does “freedom” mean?) • 10-noon Activities around DC – workbook (monuments/Capitol Hill related to daily question) Daily Activities-afternoon • 12-1pm lunch and group meetings • 1 – 3pm Continued activities around DC related to the Daily Question (big idea) • 3 – 5pm small group activities either around DC or at the hotel – work on assignment • 5 - 6pm dinner around DC (Union Station) or at hotel Daily Activities-evening • 6:30 – 8:30pm small group activities (2030 students) • 8:30 – 9:30pm large group activities wrapping up the day (project based learning) • 9:30 – 10pm time to get snacks and get to your rooms for curfew • 10pm Close Up security check and teacher check (sometimes due to night activities we are out later than this!) PROJECT BASED LEARNING Our students will be paired with: students from numerous other states. What is it appropriate to expect students to do? • All current work and make up work given two weeks prior to the trip. • An assignment that pairs with what they are doing in DC/Williamsburg (i.e. Social Studies – Great Depression and FDR, PE – major exercise as they walk 8 hours a day!) • An assignment that complements the trip (i.e. Science- recycling assignment) What is difficult for students to accomplish? • Assignments given the day of the trip requiring textbooks or internet access. • Assignments requiring massive amounts of time during the trip. • Assignments that require them to work in groups with classmates not going on the trip (any group assignment). Fremont Goes to Washington • Is a wonderful opportunity for Fremont students. • Is a chance for students to live history. • Is an opportunity for them to engage in PLC in a national forum. • Is a chance for teachers to engage them cross-curricularly. Thank you for supporting our students and for your support of this program.