In May of 2016, MSB students and staff culminated their year-long Capstone Project on the foundations of the United States of America in Historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Below is an interactive map detailing stops they made on their journey.

  • Hover over the image to see the links.
  • Click red buttons to view performance videos
  • Click green buttons to view animated photo slide shows
  • Click blue buttons to read fun facts collected by students on the trip.
  • Keep scrolling below the map to view links to student research papers and all links included in the map.
  • Click HERE to order a Shutterfly photo book of the trip.

Capstone Map

Group 1: "George Washington: The Man Behind the Presidency" - 9th Grade Advisory

"George Washington" Research Paper
"George Washington" Video Performance

Group 2: "Founding Fathers: Washington, Madison, Hamilton, and Franklin" - 11th Grade Advisory

"Founding Fathers" Research Paper
"Founding Fathers" Video Performance

Group 3: "Betsy Ross: A Woman of Her Time" - Middle School Advisory

"Betsy Ross" Research Paper
"Betsy Ross" Video Performance

Group 4: "James Madison: Father of the Constitution" - 12th Grade Advisory

"James Madison" Research Paper
"James Madison" Video Performance

Group 5: "Benjamin Franklin: Statesman and Legend" - 10th Grade Advisory

"Benjamin Franklin" Research Paper
"Benjamin Franklin" Video Performance


Animated Photo Slide Shows:

Benjamin Franklin Museum and Fragments of Franklin Court

Betsy Ross House


Christ Church and Burial Grounds

City Tavern

Edgar Allen Poe House

Elfreth’s Alley

Franklin Square and SquareBurger

Independence Hall

Independence Mall Area and Signer’s Garden

Liberty Bell

Macy’s at Market and 13th Street and Chili’s Bar and Grill

National Constitution Center

Old City Hall and Banks of the U.S.

Penn’s Landing

Philadelphia Museum of Art

President’s House

Reading Terminal Market

Todd House

Trolley Tour and Sightseeing in Philly

Washington Square


Fun Facts by Location:

Fun Facts Central

Fun Facts Northeast

Fun Facts South

Fun Facts Southeast

Fun Facts West



Interactive Google Map of the Area


Page created by Allison Dotter June 2016