Sixth graders this week took a trip to the National Mall to visit the Capitol and the Natural History museum. In the Capitol, students took a tour and considered how aspects of the civics curriculum about the founding of the American government and its philosophical pillars are expressed through statues and architecture. At the Natural History Museum, students evaluated rocks, gems, and minerals to coincide with their scientific studies of geology and plate tectonics. Because of our location in the Nation’s Capitol, at Washington Latin, teachers¬†try to capitalize on all the amazing museums and learning opportunities just beyond our doorstep.