During January, my college offers month long classes. As seniors, most students are required to take a capstone class with their major as a cumulating experience. For elementary ed. majors, we take a class serves as a conclusion to our education classes. In this class, we covered topics that had not been covered in depth yet such as interviewing, unions, suicide prevention, school shootings, applying for our licenses, and teaching the Holocaust. Elementary education majors also go on a trip to Washington, D.C.
Our trip's purpose was to teach us about our country's capital, give us an experience, have a time for us to have fun for the last time with our classmates, and inspire us to view teaching as a profession that makes an impact. Our touring company made "The Price of Freedom" our theme. We visited lots of memorials. Our favorite stop was the National Museum of the Marine Corps. I highly recommend it, and since it's outside of D.C. area, it's great trip to combine with Mount Vernon, just be sure to give it enough time.
We visited the week before the inauguration, so everything was being set up for it. It was interesting to see the Capital (inside and outside) all prepared when I've visited during another time of the year with my family in the past.
This pile of books just made me want to read. All of these books are about Abraham Lincoln. I even saw many children's books in the pile! I want them for my future classroom.