Wonders of WashingtonNational 4-H Youth Conference Center 7100 Connecticut Ave.Chevy Chase, MD 20815Phone: 301-961-2801
Included with all Wonder of Washington itineraries, the Nightview takes groups to see our Nation’s Capital city. Highlights include landmarks such as the White House, the Capitol, Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR memorials illuminated at night. Each tour is led by a licensed DC tour guide.
Not everyone defines citizenship in the same way. This workshop allows young people to define what citizenship means to them. Once they understand the qualities of a citizen, they will use their definition to analyze scenarios that ask the tough questions about what it really means to be a good citizen.
Our country’s history is full of great leaders. But what makes a great leader? What is leadership? Participants will define leadership, and see how their definition compares to the leaders who are memorialized in Washington DC, and to the current leaders on Capital Hill.
Washington DC will be an experience of a lifetime for everyone in your group. Learn to work as a team so that all your young people interact with one another to make this a memorable trip. Discuss the six stages of building a team, while playing games working together.
Test your group’s knowledge of our Nation’s Capital and their Washington, DC experience with this fun and challenging quiz game.
This workshop is designed to give youth a better understanding and appreciation of the three branches of the federal government and how they function. It enables participants to see the connection between how our government works and the many sites they will see during their Wonders of Washington experience.
Images are all around us! Compare and analyze what we see on television to what we see in the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. In order to understand what we are seeing, we need to be able to recognize these images, their meanings, and how we are affected by them.
Are your students interested in journalism, current events, writing, or telling stories? This workshop teaches young people how to write a news release, create a PSA, and analyze the media—all in relation to their visit to Washington, DC.
Helping our environment is an important part of being a good citizen. Learn how to conserve energy in your home. Plant a tree. Create a public service announcement (PSA) so that you can inform others how they can help save the environment too!
America is known as a “melting pot” with our population made up of people of many nationalities, races, and religions. This lesson explores what religious tolerance looks like in America and compares and contrasts it with policies and social norms in other countries.
This workshop will explore the topics of religious freedom and the separation of church and state, key principals upon which our country was founded. Participants will also begin to examine the often blurry line in which church and state intersect in today's government.
In this workshop, participants will take an in depth look at recent debates regarding the role of religion in government. Such topics may include the issues of the Ten Commandments and other religious symbols in front of government buildings, the use of federal funds toward faith-based initiatives, and religion in our school systems.
Participants will receive an introduction to the five types of community service: direct service, indirect service, awareness raising, advocacy, community organizing. The goal of this workshop is to broaden participants understanding of community service is. The session will encourage participants to think critically about the needs in their community and how they can respond.
This workshop allows participants to explore the complex causes of homelessness through role play. Each member of the group receives an identity as a low-income person and is challenged to pay the monthly bills and deal with various service agencies while handling personal issues that develop.
Participants will learn the key elements to successful action planning, discuss issues important to their communities and develop action plans to take home to their schools and/or communities.