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Community Minute: Using D.C. museums and monuments to complement classroom learning

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Washington, D.C., is one of the best places in the nation for history to come alive. Live It Learn It is a nonprofit organization which uses the city's 17 Smithsonian museums and countless memorials as educational tools for D.C. students.

Live It Learn It is a curriculum-based program that boosts academic achievement and motivation for students in high-poverty DC Public Schools. By blending rigorous classroom instruction with carefully structured academic trips, Live It Learn It utilizes D.C.’s world-class museums and memorials as learning tools. Each Live It Learn It unit includes a pre-trip lesson that provides foundational knowledge about academic concepts and core skills, an academic trip that demonstrates the connection between school and the broader world, and a post-lesson that reinforces and extends student learning. Live It Learn It’s Pathways to Professions initiative introduces students to career paths made possible by a good education. Live It Learn It collaborates with area professionals, who host classes of DC Public School students at their places of business. There, students speak with people in a range of jobs to learn about various professions to which they can aspire.

For more information, contact:
Live It Learn It
735 8th Street SE, #300
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: 202.546.6223
lili@liveitlearnit.org

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