We are U.S. History teachers who want to make history come alive for our students. Living in Maryland, one of the 13 American colonies, we have the unique opportunity to enrich our historical understanding through day trips and weekend trips. It is our intention to introduce students to the numerous and varied historical sites and experiences that are prevalent in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. These experiences can transport them to another time and place, helping them to better see through the eyes of the people who were there. Over the course of the school year, we will be highlighting places to see and things to do at historical sites that correspond to a topic we are learning in class. We hope that visits to these historical sites will enrich their learning experience and help them to gain increased knowledge about our nation and its people.