Join Natalie and her fourth-grade class as they plan a trip to Washington, D.C.—and then spend a few days in the U.S. capital. Find out about some of D.C. s history, such as how George Washington and Pierre L Enfant dreamed of a city grand enough to hold the hopes and dreams of a new America. Among the houses of government and monuments to presidents and fallen heroes, Washington is also home to world-class sports teams like the Redskins, cultural centers like the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Smithsonian Institution, which includes the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, and the National Gallery of Art. The students class trip was more exciting than they had imagined. After several jam-packed days of sightseeing, they could relax and enjoy an Independence Day filled with parades and fireworks. It was the best class trip ever!