Monday, December 6, 2010
by Alyza Weinberg
On Friday, December 3rd, the freshmen boarded buses and headed to either the Newseum or the U.S Capitol.
At the Newseum, students reveled at the Berlin Wall. Students were surprised that life on the East and West sides of the wall could be so different. Our students were moved by the 9/11 exhibit. The ninth graders were very young in 2001, and the exhibit really captured the horror of that day for Americans. The students were captivated by the newspaper headlines from around the world and listened intently to the documentary about how journalists tried to react and capture that day for the world to witness. Another favorite exhibit was the 4D movie about the evolution of journalism.
At the Capitol, the students’ excursion began by watching a movie about the United States of America. Afterward, the students participated in a guided tour. They had the opportunity to see 49 statues which represent each state. They were surprised to find out that there is no statue representing the district. They were shown the Old Supreme Court Room and the United States Capitol Dome which is 88 meters in height high! Another memorable spot on the tour was a special corner where if you whisper into the ground, it bounces off the wall and you could hear the whisper repeated at the other end of the room.
The students and chaperones had a great time in both locations. As always the day could not have happened without the help of our faculty and staff!
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