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By Sydney Yalshevec

World Strides program offers deeper learning for students


Image Courtesy of Eugene Hanks

High school students stand in front of the Petersen House in Washington, D.C.

Experience is a powerful teacher. Physically visiting a museum or historical site can help students recall facts deeper than if they were to merely read about them in a text book. The World Strides program offered through Kimball High School is one that allows students to experience the history of America by visiting our nation’s capital.

A study done by the University of Arkansas examined what kind of benefits students experience from going on field trips. About 10,000 students were surveyed, and, according to the study, students who attended the museum field trip recalled a great deal...

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