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Field Trips

Submitted By: Brittany Akre

EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science Nevada State College Spring 2014 Instructor: Karen Powell

Field Trips

submitted by: Brittany Akre

Primary (Grades K 2) Field Trips


Social Studies Strand Traditional Field Trip Destination Field Trip Description & Notes

geography

Wetlands Park 7050 East Wetlands Park Lane

Free Admission Busload up to 70 students Can be incorporated with science. K-2 on Tuesdays only. Since the trails requires a map, students can practice their map skills according to the standard, G.5.2.1 I plan on spending about 3 hours there since I do not expect the students to walk the entire trail.

Visitation Field Trip

economics

Police officer and police dog from the Henderson Police Department.

The police officer can present about what he does and how him and his police dog keep us safe. The students can learn about this important member of our community and his job according to the standard, E.K.10.1. The officers visit should only be about an hour and he can show the students his car and other things he uses for his job.

history

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activi ties/immigration/webcast.htm

Virtual trip to Ellis Island

Virtual Field Trips

Offers a video of Ellis Island and interviews from people who work there. Offers immigration data over the past years Give students a chance to learn about young immigrants. It has an interactive map of Ellis Island where the students can explore the building. This can be integrated with English and become a research project.

history

http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/

Virtual field trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Students can visit the Egypt section on the second floor. Students can learn and collect facts about life in ancient Egypt.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2014

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Field Trips

submitted by: Brittany Akre

Intermediate (Grades 3 5) Field Trips


Social Studies Strand Traditional Field Trip Destination Field Trip Description & Notes

geography

Hoover Dam

Using the standard, G5.5.6 Derive geographic information from photographs, maps, graphs, books, and technological resources, students can learn about the geographical features of the dam. Students can also learn about when and why the dam was created. $2 per person Max = 80 people 1:10 adult to student ratio required.

Visitation Field Trip

economics A banker from Wells Fargo

Students can learn about simple banking like how to have a savings account. Students can learn how to write checks. Students can learn about loans and credit.

history Plimoth Plantation

http://www.plimoth.org/learn/justkids/thanksgiving-virtual-field-trip

Virtual Field Trips

Students can learn about early Thanksgivings. Student can learn about how Indians and settlers interacted. This site offers additional activities such as writing activities to incorporate into the classroom.

history Gettysburg

http://www.virtualgettysburg.com/

Students can learn about the battle of Gettysburg and see where it actually took place. This can be accompanied with a lesson about Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg address.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2014

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Field Trips 1. Explain which field trip you are most excited about.

submitted by: Brittany Akre

I am most excited about the virtual field trip to the Smithsonian Natural history Museum. That is somewhere that I have always wanted to visit and this interactive virtual field trip makes it look as if you are really roaming the halls. You can zoom in and read the information under the exhibits and learn about anything from Egyptians to the animals in Africa.

2. What challenges did you run into during this assignment?


It was hard to find beneficial and working virtual field trips. There are many sites claiming that they offer virtual field trips but its just a bunch of writing information about a place. There were also many sites that you had to pay to use.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2014

Karen Powell- Instructor

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