Traveling with your History Class

Feel history come alive as you expose students to the sights, sounds and places that they learn about all year long. The impact of standing in the place where the French Revolution took root, explorers set off to discover new lands or Julius Caesar met his end is immeasurable. By better understanding their past, students come home more engaged and ready to take on shaping their future, and ours.

Inspire your students

Students on Omaha Beach

D-Day Beaches

Feel inspired and humbled as you explore the sites where so many made heroic sacrifices to turn the tide in World War II.

Students pose on the Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Standing on the wall lends students perspective on how the fortifications built during the Ming dynasty influence China’s outlook on the world centuries later.

Walking through the Acropolis

Parthenon and the Acropolis

Walk in the footsteps of the greats who brought the world democracy, philosophic thought and drama.

Machu Picchu

The accomplishments of the Incan empire come into full focus as you stand mouth agape at this wonder of the world.

Students walk along the Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

The Cold War feels very real when you touch remnants of the wall that divided a city (and the world) between two opposing ideologies.

Arlington National Cemetery

Pay reverence to fallen American heroes at the national cemetery and lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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“It would be impossible for anyone who was truly interested in the areas toured not to identify something they would like to continue to explore on their own. Participants indicated a greater understanding of historical events and culture throughout the trip.”

Daniel A. Teacher

Trips to Consider:

European War History

10 Days | Overnights: Caen (2), Paris (1), Ardennes Area (2), Nuremburg (1), Berlin (2)

Tour Summary

Feel the impact of two World Wars on Europe as you travel with your students from France to Germany. Visit battlefield sites, memorials, museums and more to better grasp the realities of the World Wars, and unwind with a crêpe dinner and a trip up the Eiffel Tower!

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Students at the American Cemetery in Normandy

Dynastic China

9 Days | Overnights: Beijing (3), Xi’an (2), Shanghai (2)

Tour Summary

Venture to China for a unique view into dynasties’ worth of history. Stop by the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the Great Wall of China, one of the seven modern-day wonders of the world, and witness the famous collection of Terracotta Warriors, army to the first emperor of China.

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Cradle of Civilization

9 Days | Overnights: Athens (3), Overnight Ferry (1), Sorrento (1), Rome (2)

Tour Summary

Traverse the ancient world on this nine-day journey from Athens to Rome. Visiting the Acropolis, strolling the streets of Pompeii, and touring the Colosseum are just a few ways your students will absorb all the Greek and Roman history around them.

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The Inca Trail

9 Days | Overnights: Lima (2), Sacred Valley (1), Aguas Calientes (1), Cuzco (1), Puno (2)

Tour Summary

Walk in the footsteps of Peru’s oldest inhabitants on this nine-day excursion. Take in breathtaking Machu Picchu in the Inca capital of Cuzco and engage in a cultural exchange with the Uros people of Lake Titicaca to fully immerse yourself in the country’s ancient culture.

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Group in Peru pointing towards the distance

Capital Connection

4 Days | Overnights: Washington D.C. (3)

Tour Summary

There’s no better place to explore American history than the Nation’s Capital. With visits to the memorials, your choice of Smithsonian Museums and a tour of the U.S. Capitol, your students will find delight in the sights and better understand their country’s past and present.

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Free resources to inspire your next lesson plan

Bearing Witness: An Educator’s Guide to Studying the Holocaust

This guide is intended as a resource for teachers who wish to engage their students with the difficult topics of Nazi war crimes, genocide and antisemitism before, during, and after travel.

Monarchs Who Shaped History – King Louis XIV

Learning about King Louis XIV and the era of his reign gives students an opportunity to gain understanding of the cultural and historical factors that presided over France’s history.

Monarchs Who Shaped History – Queen Isabella I

Learning about Queen Isabella I and the era of her reign gives students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the cultural and historical factors that presided over Spain’s history.

Online Tour of the Normandy D-Day Beaches

This guide is for Social Studies teachers who wish to make their instruction and lessons about World War II come alive through virtual tourism in the social studies classroom.

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Online Tour of Washington D.C.

These three lesson plans provide a lesson in U.S. History and an opportunity for students to see public monuments, and a governmental institution up close.

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Did You Know?

ACIS tours are independently deemed so educational that teachers can earn professional development units and students can earn college credit!

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