Bowling Green Technical College (BGTC) will be offering a unique opportunity for students of American History: a United States History class that will meet in Washington, D.C. for two weeks in May 2013.
This class will be led by Barry Kennedy, Assistant Professor of History at BGTC. The purpose of this special class is to give students a first-hand opportunity to learn about our nation’s history and federal government while visiting the numerous sites in Washington, D.C.
The class will provide students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore our nation’s capital. The students will visit many sites that are generally closed to the public. Tours such as the White House, The Pentagon, The State Department, and the Bureau of Engraving are only open to special groups such as schools and military personnel, but through this special history class, the students of BGTC will able to walk along these hallowed halls.
Students will receive first- hand exposure to historical monuments, museums, buildings, documents, and other important artifacts of history of the United States.
In addition to the special places previously mentioned, the students will walk the National Mall, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Supreme Court. They will also conduct research in the Library of Congress Reading Room.
Other locations that will be visited include: the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian, Crime and Punishment Museum, Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, and Fort McNair, just to mention a few..
At the conclusion of the class, the students will write a paper on one of the many aspects of the Federal Government they experienced and researched during the class trip.
Those interested in enrolling in this class are asked to contact Barry Kennedy at: 270-901-1108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For costs and payment deadlines, see the program brochure