USA History and Politics

Visit iconic landmarks and museums, and discover the history and politics of the USA.

Immerse students in American history.

Explore two of America's most famous cities, Washington and New York City! American history has been through many periods and significant events. From colonisation to revolutions, the American Civil War, slavery and the black civil rights movement. Further students' understanding of significant events in United States history on a history and politics school trip to the USA. 

The best way to learn about the history of the United States is to walk the streets where significant events occurred. Students participate and experience cultural traditions, on a history and politics school trip abroad to the USA. Students will put themselves in the shoes of the people like Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King. 

Students will grow their knowledge of American history, culture and politics on this school trip. Visiting places and locations where events happened will help your students to understand the past. The USA’s history and politics have shaped the world we live in today. Visit iconic political buildings and monuments, discover new technologies, see the countries best museums and enjoy the many optional activities.

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Trip highlights

  • Docent-led tours of the Smithsonian Institutions.
  • Visit the home of the first American president.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the civil rights movement with a walking tour of Harlem, NY.
  • See the bright lights of Times Square, take in a Broadway show or a sports match.

Trip inclusions

  • A package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Teachers travel free on all school trips.
  • Your school will have an Educating Adventures trip program manager on hand 24/7.

Trip inclusions

  • A package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Teachers travel free on all school trips.
  • Your school will have an Educating Adventures trip program manager on hand 24/7.

Trip highlights

  • Docent-led tours of the Smithsonian Institutions.
  • Visit the home of the first American president.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the civil rights movement with a walking tour of Harlem, NY.
  • See the bright lights of Times Square, take in a Broadway show or a sports match.

History & Politics USA Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY

DAY 2: CAPITOL TOUR, NATIONAL MALL & MOONLIGHT MONUMENT TOUR

Head off for a guided tour of the US Capitol Building and learn about the politics of the United States. Then visit the National Archives to see the United States Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. In the afternoon take a Civil Rights tour of Downtown DC. This evening you will have a private moonlit tour of the monuments.​

DAY 3: NEWSEUM, SMITHSONIAN

Learn about the history of news broadcasting by completing an educational program at Newseum. Next, pick a couple of museums from the amazing Smithsonian Institute. ​

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What to expect on a History & Politics trip to the USA

Head to New York and find out about the immigrants that passed through Ellis Island and get up close to Statue of Liberty. Named one of the seven wonders of the modern world, students will be amazed by the 102 storey Empire State Building. Then pay a visit to the sobering 9/11 Memorial Museum which marks one of the most significant moments in modern history. Students will visit significant political buildings such as the Capitol Building and the White House. Enjoy a moonlight tour of the city’s political monuments and see the countries best museums while touring The Smithsonian Museums.

Trip activities

Capitol Building tour

The Capitol Building is one of the most recognisable symbols of representative democracy in the world. Guided tours of the historic Capitol will take your students on a journey through America's struggle to establish the world's first true democracy. It will introduce you to the magnificent building that houses Congress. Once inside the historic Capitol, your students will see the Crypt of the Capitol, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall. This tour will encourage discussions of the privileges and obligations of citizenship within a democracy.

Washington DC

The land on which Washington, DC’s elegant National Mall and its stately buildings stand was once a marshy swamp. George Washington created this special district as a federal power hub. His aim was to avoid the problem of establishing the capital city in any one state. Washington is a city of green parks, wide tree-lined streets and very few skyscrapers. It is very much a purpose-built capital, a city of grand buildings and impressive monuments.

The Newseum

The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism. The Today's Front Pages Gallery presents daily front pages from more than 80 international newspapers. Other galleries present topics including the September 11 attacks and the First Amendment. Students will also learn about the history of the internet, TV and radio. Newseum aims to help the public and the news media understand one another better. It raises public awareness of the important role of a free press in a democratic society.

Teachers at Universal on their school trip

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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