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Contact: National Capital Parks-Central, 900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024. Call (202) 426-6841 for information or visit our website at

To find detailed information on the education programs and to download the program registration form, visit and click on the education program link.

Night view of the National Mall with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument
The National Mall

Creation of the National Mall: 3rd grade. This program introduces students to the history and layout of the National Mall and its major landmarks.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial: 5th grade. This program looks at the contribution of Thomas Jefferson to the development of the United States and incorporates the symbolism of the Memorial to those contributions.

Washington Monument: 5th grade. This program examines the prominent role of George Washington in the establishment of the United States and includes a visit to the Monument built to honor the man and his accomplishments.

I Have a Dream: 5th grade, offered in January and February only. This program introduces students to Martin Luther King's famous speech and allows them to participate in a reenactment of that day at the Lincoln Memorial.

Speaking Out in Washington, D.C.: 5th grade. This program acquaints students with the freedoms provided all Americans by the First Amendment.

Lincoln Memorial: 8th grade. This program explores the character and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, emphasizing his presidency and how the Memorial reflects that legacy.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial: 8th-11th grades. This program uses art to explore two significant aspects of the Roosevelt administration - the Great Depression and the New Deal. Students can see how art tells the story of the Roosevelt presidency with a visit to the FDR Memorial.

Korean War Veterans Memorial: 8th-11th grades. This program looks at the situation surrounding the Korean War and its place in history. The Memorial serves as the starting point from which to gain a better understanding of the Korean War and why it is often called the "Forgotten War."

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 8th-11th grades. This program examines the Vietnam War era and the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a healing tool.

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