Conn. students learn firsthand lessons during D.C. field trip

06/20/2013 | Shelton Herald (Conn.), The

A group of 77 eighth-graders from Shelton Intermediate School in Connecticut recently toured Washington, D.C.'s historic sites, including the World War II memorial, where they showed appreciation to the veterans and others they met on their trip. "They get an appreciation for our history by visiting monuments and museums, and get a better understanding on our government -- for instance, what branch does what -- when visiting the Capitol," said Dina Marks, the school's assistant principal, who also was one of the trip chaperones and a former social studies teacher.

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