Every year BCD's 8th grade class takes a week long trip to Washtington, DC and the surrounding area.
There stops this year included the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Department of the Interior, the White House, the Library of Congress, had lunch at Pentagon City, visited Mt. Vernon, old town Alexandria, and taken a day trip to Charlottesville and Monticello.
Add to that UVA (where they were featured on the UVA Youth Leadership Initiative website), the Washington National Cathedral, Embassy Row, the Jefferson Memorial, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the Arlington National Cemetery, the Washington Monument, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and a VIP tour of the Capital by Representative Jared Polis (students got watched the House in session from the gallery and witness Rep. Polis speak to support an amendment to a bill).