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Paper #3: Field Trips

Submitted By: Greg Winiewicz

EDEL 453: Teaching Elementary School Social Science Nevada State College Spring 2013 Instructor: Karen Powell

Paper #3: Field Trips

submitted by: Greg Winiewicz

Primary (Grades K 2) Field Trips


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

History Culture Geography

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Students will be able to check out many interactive exhibits (including exhibits on early Egypt, prehistoric life, international wild life, etc.). Guided questioning will help students construct knowledge during the tour. Admission is $2.50 per student. Tour is about an hour and a half. Field trip would be early morning and back by lunch time. Would need about two adult volunteer chaperons per class.

Visitation Field Trip

Government

Police Man

Students will get the opportunity to listen to a police man talk about their job and the law. They will also get to ask a police man questions for further understanding.

Geography Culture History

http://www.moma.org/interacti ves/destination/#

Virtual Field Trips

This interactive website allows students to take a virtual tour through a museum of modern art. Students walk through the museum virtual and can click on artifacts to learn more information about them. Students can use headphones to listen to the information that is presented.

Geography History

http://www.panoramas.dk/7wonders/great-wall.html

This website gives panoramas for students to view many historical monuments throughout the world (example, Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, etc.). It also includes information about each of them. Teacher may have to read information to younger grade levels or even project the panoramas on the smart board and tell the class about each of the monuments.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Paper #3: Field Trips

submitted by: Greg Winiewicz

Intermediate (Grades 3 5) Field Trips


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

Government

Project Real

Project Real is an interactive trip that teaches students about the law, social responsibilities, and rights. Project Real is a non-profit organization. This field trip should take up about half the day to lunch time. Would need about two adult volunteer chaperons per class.

Visitation Field Trip

Government

Mr. Alvarez (Personal friend/political science major) State Lead with the Presidential Inaugural Committee

Adrian Alvarez works under president Barack Obama as has been involved in politics his entire life. Mr. Alvarez will share his stories about working for the president and his responsibilities he has taken on in his current position.

Government

http://www.whitehouse.gov/abou t/inside-white-house

Virtual Field Trips

This website is a interactive virtual tour of the white house, which includes photos, videos, and all the information a student will need to know about the white house and the operations of the white house.

History

http://www.ushistory.org/march/

This website hosts as an internet exploration of the American Revolutionary War. It includes a descriptive timeline, games, and tons of information about the Revolutionary War.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Paper #3: Field Trips

submitted by: Greg Winiewicz

1. Explain which field trip you think you will actually try to use.
I think I could actually use the virtual field trips because they dont require as much planning as the traditional or visitation trips. In a perfect world I would like to use all of these trips because they all seem very useful to me and I think the students would get a lot out of all of them. In a school year I think it would be possible to do all 4 trips per grade level and I would strive to make sure that happens.

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


For the traditional field trip, it was a little bit difficult to choose a place and be reasonable with time and costs. It was also hard to choose which trips would be most engaging for students of each grade level and what places they would get the most out of going to. Another challenge I found was finding a virtual field trip for the lower grade levels as I would only come across these for older students. Most of them seemed like they would be harder to navigate for younger students and would require a lot of teacher assistance. I did spend a lot of time searching for more kid friendly virtual field trips for the younger students and found two that I did like after a while.

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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