What better way to start a road trip around the country then to kick it off in our nations capital city. For D.C. I made a poster that showcased some of the many Memorials and Monuments in the city. I was able to take the kids on a virtual tour through Ford's Theatre and the Smithsonian. We talked about the unique nature of Washington D.C. and how the city has non-voting representation in Congress and how the city is NOT a state.
Going on the virtual tour of Ford's Theatre, the kids were able to see where President Lincoln was shot and where he ultimately died. We talked about the Civil War and how divided the country was and how that led to the assassination.
The craft the kids made was really simple. I had card stock flags and I gave each kid a flag, 2 red strips of construction paper and 3 red stars for the kids to recreate the flag of Washington D.C.