The USA: From Revolution to the Modern World

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The USA: From Revolution to the Modern World

Key sites of the American Revolution and the USA from 1917-1945

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The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC

Overview

This 13 day itinerary has been specifically designed to align with elements of the units of the Australian Curriculum with 3 nights in Boston, 3 nights in Washington DC and 3 nights in New York. Its aim is to enhance students’ understanding of key developments in American history that have contributed to the shape of the modern world.

Delve into the origins of the American Revolution in Boston, learning about the contribution of significant individuals and the key ideas of democracy. Develop a greater knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement and see key sites that changed the world. Learn about important individuals during the interwar years and America’s role in today’s globalised world.

Summary itinerary and highlights

  • Day 1: Depart Australia and arrive Boston.
  • Days 2-3: Boston. Guided walk along the ‘Freedom Trail’ and visit to the Museum of African American History.
  • Days 4-6: Washington DC. Visit the important monuments, such as Capitol Hill, the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial. Visit George Washington’s Mt Vernon Estate.
  • Days 7-10: New York. En route to New York, visit the historic Gettysburg site. See the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and September 11 memorial. Tour the headquarters of the United Nations. Visit the Fraunces Tavern Museum and join the Harlem Civil Rights Walking Tour.
  • Days 11-13: Depart New York and arrive Australia.

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