There are hundreds of school trip destinations for History students to choose from. We thought we’d describe two of our favourites, just in case you’re stuck for ideas! Take a look:
Two top school trip destinations for History students
1. Historic Berlin, Germany
A city with an illustrious (if slightly tainted) history, Berlin is one of the must-see destinations for History students. With hundreds of museums and historic sites, it’s hard to know where to begin!
Berlin is on the eastern side of Germany, not too far from Poland, and is the cultural hub of this magnificent country.
Take your students for a stroll around the Bebelplatz, and perhaps even visit the Reichstag. It’s the home of the German Parliament, and you can still see parts of it that were charred in a fire in 1933.
You must also visit the Brandenburg Gate – it’s one of the city’s most important monuments.
One of the reasons that makes Berlin one of the top destinations for History students is its links to the Nazis and the Holocaust. Take your students around the Holocaust Memorial and the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, so they can try to understand the significance of what happened here.
Here are a few tips for the trip:
- German history can seem rather dark and depressing. Lighten the mood in the evenings with games, challenges and hours spent exploring the city.
- Bring your sunscreen – Berlin is one of the sunniest cities in Germany
- Berliners love recycling, take a bottle back to the bar and they’ll often reimburse you 50 cents!
- Visit GUM – the famous shopping centre
- Remember, don’t take pictures of government buildings; you may be arrested and/or fined.
2. Moscow, Russia
Full of exquisite architecture, rich history and idyllic countryside, Russia is one of the top destinations for History students.
This country is one of the largest in the world, so you may not get to explore all of it. However, that means there’s plenty to do – especially for History students seeking adventure!
Go on a city tour with an experienced guide, and learn a little about Moscow’s history. Make sure to see the Kremlin; it’s the official residence of the Russian President.
You should also visit Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square. It’s not for the faint-hearted – his preserved body is on display – but will definitely pique some morbid curiosity amongst your students!
For something a little less spooky, visit the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines – you can even play on some of them during your visit!
While you’re there:
How can WorldStrides help you on these trips?
Our aim is to help you find the top school trip destinations for History students and to plan the best trip. Here are a few areas we can help with:
- Organisation: From beginning to end, we’re here to make sure everything runs smoothly. We have partners all over the world, so help is never far away.
- Promotion: You need to get parents and students involved, so we’ve got a few promo tips we can share.
- Education: We know a lot about the school curriculum, so we can easily pick out the best places at your destination to tie in with it.
- Health and safety: We are ATOL protected and only work with LOtC accredited members, so you’re covered wherever you choose to go.
- Fun: We’ve been planning school trips for years, so we know exactly how to get students to engage with these experiences. The teachers will enjoy themselves too!
So, that was our quick round-up of some of the best school trip destinations for History students. Hopefully, it sparked your imagination!
Let us help you plan your next History trip today! Get in touch with the WorldStrides team.