Granite Quarry 5th-graders go to Washington

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 28, 2011

Granite Quarry Dragons in DC
Fifth-graders at Granite Quarry Elementary School traveled to Washington, D.C., for a three-day extended study of the history of our nation’s capital and its government.
Students enjoyed an educational tour of the many historic sites and government buildings as an extension of their social studies curriculum. The White House, Capitol and presidential memorials gave students the real-life experience of our country’s foundation for its people.
Visits to the Pentagon, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials reminded the students of the freedom for which our county stands. Tours of the Smithsonian museums became valuable teaching tools as students took part in many hands-on experiences.
Before returning to North Carolina, the fifth-graders were lucky to witness the presidential motorcade as it made its way to the White House. A special thanks to Gas-N-Go, Granite Tire and Alignment, Crescent Construction Services, and Granite Quarry’s fifth- grade teachers for making this educational opportunity possible for the students.