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Essential Question

What are the most important elements of our government, culture and history as depicted in Washington D.C.?

Project Assignment

Students will develop a Wolverine walk/Uber tour, based on a specific perspective, which depicts the most important elements of our American government, culture and history. Students will craft a travel guide that provides four specific examples within a walking/Uber tour model.

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Washington D.C. Project 2017

Use the Note Taking Sheet to record information from your source. Copy the url and put it in the "Source" box. You will use the link to create a citation when your research is complete.

Note Taking Sheet

Format of Project

What format will your project take? Options for projects include:

Memorial/ Monument Websites

These websites, sponsored by the U.S. National Park Service, contain resources related to the memorials/monument you visited in Washington D.C.. They include information about the history, construction, and latest news about the parks.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington Monument

World War II Memorial

Additional Websites

Arlington National Cemetery: learn about the history of the cemetery and explore monuments and memorials within Arlington National Cemetery

George Washington's Mount Vernon: explore resources related to George Washington and his home, Mount Vernon

Library of Congress: Broaden your horizons and explore the Library of Congress's numerous resources. Click here to learn more about the history and services of the Library of Congress.

National Air and Space Museum: learn about the history of flight at the National Air and Space Museum

National Museum of American History: learn about the history of the museum and explore it's various collections

National Museum of Natural History: learn about the the natural world and explore the museum's collections

Newseum: explore resources related to the history of communication and the importance of freedom of speech and expression in the United States

The Smithsonian Institution: visit this website to learn about the various museums that are part of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian's National Zoo: explore this website to learn about the National Zoo in Washington D.C.

Supreme Court of the United States: learn about the Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Capitol Building: explore resources related to the U.S. Capitol Building

The White House: learn about the history and grounds of the White House

Print Books in the Library

Lincoln Memorial

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By Jeff Kubina (Lincoln Memorial) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Washington D.C.

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Map of the National Mall

By Peter Fitzgerald (:Image:DC map.svg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


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