Citizen You: Washington DC Winterim 3/23

Day Five
Today our trip focused on Civil Rights and Social Justice. The day started at the African American Museum of History and Culture. What a powerful and engaging museum! Highlights were physically experiencing the journey from slavery to freedom, seeing the original copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, and the Emmett Till memorial. Students were able to make connections from their 8th-grade English Social Justice lessons as well as their 8th-grade History lessons. 
After lunch at the incredible Busboys and Poets, a gathering space for activism, poetry, arts, and food, we went on a Civil Rights tour of DC with DC By Foot Tours. Students learned about and witnessed sites of key events in the Civil Rights in Washington. Our theme for the afternoon was “Being an Ally”. We considered what it means to be an ally and how to be an ally when we return to Colorado. An opportunity for families is to unpack that concept together and engage in allyship together. Check out this article from the HBR for more info: 
After an intense day of learning, experiencing, and walking (calories were incinerated today!), we decompressed with Chipotle, Starbucks, and Escape Rooms in Georgetown.