The D.C. trip is a wonderful extension of what we learn about in the classroom. At the beginning of the year, eighth graders learn all about the Constitution and the U.S. government. Then we go to the nation's capital and see it for ourselves! In eighth grade we also learn a lot of U.S. history, so when we visit monuments, museums and memorials, all that classroom learning comes to life in a meaningful way. The D.C. trip is a great experience that the students will never forget.