Politics students visit Washington, DC

March 5, 2018

Sixteen A Level Politics students visited Washington, DC, where they took their knowledge out of the classroom and into the iconic White House.

Lecturer Andros Xiourouppa led his 13th visit to the capital city as well as to the state of Virginia from 21 to 25 February, touring a number of US institutions that the students are currently studying at HSDC.

Andros said: “The highlights of the visit were a tour of the East Wing of the White House, an intern-led tour of the United States Congress courtesy of the Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen and an excursion to President Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, near Charlottesville in Virginia.

“They were treated to an interesting explanation of the architecture of the house and the issue of slavery in 18/19th century Virginia.

“The group of students also spent time looking at the US Constitution and other documents together with a contemporary retrospective on the Vietnam War at the US National Archives. The whole trip both complemented and extended the knowledge and understanding that the students have of American politics.”

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