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9 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! As our marching bands prepare to take to the streets of Chicago as part of the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we decided to dig up a few fun facts about Thanksgiving! Do you know what was served at the first Thanksgiving? How about…

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WorldStrides Travel Programs Benefit Educators with Professional Development Opportunities

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Teachers love leading their students on programs through WorldStrides. Whether students are visiting a Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C., studying The Declaration of Independence in  Philadelphia, or canoeing through mangroves in Florida, the opportunity for experiential learning is one teachers are eager to seize. Watching…

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10 Interesting Facts About the Presidential Election

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Across the country, citizens are exercising their right to vote on Election Day. Ahead of 2016’s historic election, we decided to research the history of the presidential election. Here are 10 interesting facts we learned about the presidential election. A candidate has won the popular vote…

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How College Credit Enhances Students’ Academic Profiles

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  In a landscape where students are fighting to distinguish themselves among their peers in the college admission process, WorldStrides travelers are ahead of the curve. Many of our students are enrolling in Discovery for Credit courses, which they complete upon returning from their eye-opening…

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Learn About Our Instruction and Management for Increased Learning Graduate Course

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The Curriculum and Academics Team at WorldStrides is the full-time crew of credentialed teachers who work to ensure that there is a spotlight on the educational elements of our educational travel programs. There is no question that our programs fulfill the mission of igniting student…

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WorldStrides Program Leaders Participate In Flag Ceremony at Cubs Game

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During our 2016 Educators Escape in Chicago, more than 200 Program Leaders had the opportunity to attend a Mariners v. Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field. They also had the chance to participate in the opening flag ceremony! Check out this great video from our…

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8 Skyscrapers From Around The World for Skyscraper Appreciation Day

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Today is Skyscraper Appreciation Day, a day that commemorates the birthday of William Can Alen, the architect behind the Chrysler Building, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks. Skyscraper Appreciation Day was founded by Dr. Tom Stevens so that the general public could admire…

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Space Exploration with WorldStrides

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin took man’s first steps on the moon. With more than half a billion people watching on television, Armstrong climbed down a ladder, set foot on the moon, and said those now-famous words: “That’s one small step…

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10 Facts About Independence Day

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The Fourth of July is on Monday and the United States of America will turn 240 years old! We’ve compiled some fun facts about Independence Day that you can use to impress your friends while watching fireworks and celebrating America’s birthday. Thomas Jefferson drafted the…

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6 Flag Day Facts

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Happy Flag Day! In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring June 14 Flag Day. Congress followed the proclamation in 1949 by enacting a statue that officially recognized Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States which occurred…

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