Civics, Politics, and Law

Learn about the beliefs, values, rights, and responsibilities associated with democratic citizenship.

Curriculum Focus

In Ottawa, visit the Supreme Court of Canada, where you will learn about the operation of the Canadian judicial system. Then, stroll down the picturesque Ottawa River towards the photogenic Canadian Parliament buildings, to discover the history of our democracy.

Travel to Toronto to see the historic Legislative Building at Queen’s Park, or walk the Freedom Trail in Boston to learn about African American contributions to the Civil War. In Washington, a visit to the US Capitol Building will teach you about the role Congress plays in the daily life of Americans. Explore how people in different communities express their beliefs, voice their positions on issues of civic importance, and contribute to the common good.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit Parliament
  • Supreme Court of Canada
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Rideau Hall and Sussex Drive
  • Diefenbunker

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  • United Nations
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island cruise
  • New York Supreme Courthouse
  • Women’s Rights National Historic Park

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  • Washington Monument and National Mall
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • African American Civil War Museum
  • Arlington National Cemetary
  • Crime Museum

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  • Toronto City Hall
  • Queens Park
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Legislative Assembly of Ontario

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We will also work with you to specifically curate your itinerary to include attractions that are not listed to meet your learning goals and budget.