Where Is Washington D.C.

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Learn why Washington is located where it is.

Student Application

After visiting important government buildings, you'll discover the history and importance of Washington, D.C.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know the history of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. After the United States formed, the citizens decided that they needed a capital city, which would be the home of the federal government. First, Virginia and Maryland both gave up a little land along the Potomac River for the capital. The location of the city ...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Ask if anyone in the class has visited Washington, D.C. Which sites did they visit? Which were their favorites? If no one has visited, what have they heard about the capital?
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