Holocaust Museum Field Trip

Powhatan students benefit from the varied and multiple field trips throughout the year, which are intentionally planned by teachers to enrich our curriculum. Two recent examples include an eighth grade social studies field trip to the national Holocaust Museum, and a STEM field trip to a physical design and engineering plant. Students benefit from these hands-on trips through the vivid experiences and the added depth in learning.

Students benefit from these hands-on trips through the vivid experiences and the added depth in learning.  

~Dr. Hessberg, Upper School Director

In addition, field trips help students develop critical thinking skills and fosters empathy. Our Holocaust Museum trip, for example, helps students contextualize what they have been learning in the classroom through powerful, sobering, and authentic pictures, videos, and artifacts. There is great power in field trips! When students return to school, there is also a lasting significant effect. Students are better able to recall facts and information, and also to write critically about the content after hands-on field trips. Upon completion of the STEM trip, students were able to actively participate in a design challenge using information learned from the trip. The field trips at Powhatan are inherently linked to the rich classroom teaching across the curriculum – from World Language and Art, to Math and Social Studies.

~Dr. Hessberg, Upper School Director