The Study of Maryland's History Comes Alive for Fourth Graders!

Maryland's history is alive for fourth grade students at Monsignor Slade Catholic School.  During a field trip to Annapolis, students, chaperones, and teachers enjoyed a historical tour led by Watermark.

Students accompanying Mrs. Benitez began their colonial tour at St. John's College where the replica of the Liberty Bell can be found.  The next stop was included a tour of the Maryland State House where students stood in the same chamber as George Washington!  At the State house, they also got to see where the House of Delegates and Senators (including alumna Pamela Biedle) work each day they are in session to vote on important issues.

The following stop took place at the Naval Academy, a treasure in Annapolitan history, where the students toured campus admiring it's beauty and learning many interesting facts.  They even had the opportunity to visit the beautiful chapel on campus and see John Paul Jones' crypt in the basement.  Another topic students enjoyed on this part of the tour is a description of the Herndon Monument and the USNA tradition where midshipmen climb the monument as a testament to their achievements at the end of their final year.

Many of the groups enjoyed lunch at the city docks and touring some of the shops on and around Main Street.

What a fun way to spend the day!