Our Visit to the Minnesota State Capitol
We were so excited for our first field trip! A visit to the newly renovated state capitol building was a perfect kick-off to our year-long study of the United States. We learned so much about the history of our state capitol as well as how government works both on a state and federal level. Understanding the balance of power and the three branches of government is a key component of our curriculum. Along with a tour, we also accepted the challenge of a scavenger hunt for some architectural features of the capitol. As you can see, it was a beautiful day and the view from the quadriga (ask your student about it!) was breathtaking!