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Field Trips

Submitted By: Nancy Vargas-Cisneros





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

Field Trips submitted by: Nancy Vargas-Cisneros

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Primary (Grades K 2) Field Trips

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economics
Lied Discovery Childrens
Museum
833 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las
Vegas, NV

This Field trip has great ways to have younger as
well as older students simulate the things adults do.
Great way to integrate into an economics lesson.
Having students get a job and be able to buy
groceries, get a pay check all with engaging
activities for students.
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Civics Police Man: Mr. Bluth
The guest speaker Mr. Bluth will talk about why
students should follow the rules and the
consequences of not following the rules. Policeman
will talk about safety with strangers.
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Geography
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/5
74068283722589892/
National Parks
This is a great video to take a virtual tour of visiting a
national park. Students are able to look at major
landmarks; the video also looks at the location of
the National Park in the map. Students go on a
scavenger hunt in the National Park.
Economics
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/5
74068283722589992/
Rethink and Reuse
This is a great virtual video students can watch to
learn about recycling. Students can watch the
video in order to learn how recycling works.

Field Trips submitted by: Nancy Vargas-Cisneros

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Intermediate (Grades 3 5) Field Trips

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History

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
500 E. Washington Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
I think this is a great Field trip for students to learn
some history about Nevada and the first
permanent non-native settlers in Las Vegas.
Students get to explore the fort the settlers built
long ago. Students can look at historical artifacts as
well.
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Economics Banker: Elisa Robledo from Chase
The present will talk about the importance of
budgeting money and tell students about interest
with credit cards. The presenter will talk about how
credit cards can be good, but bad at the same
time.
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Geograph
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http://www.discoveryeducation.c
om/northamerica/event.cfm

-Explore Glacier National Park
Virtual Field Trip
During a geography lesson on landmarks this is a
great Virtual field trip for students to Virtually look
and learn about Landmarks in North America.
Students can learn ways to conserve natural
resources for others to be able to enjoy in later
generations.
Civics
http://www.whitehouse.gov/phot
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video/photogallery/october-2010-
photo-day
-White House Virtual Field Trip

During a civics lesson about the white house or the
branches in government this is a great website for a
virtual field trip. Students can take a tour of the
white house by looking at the pictures and listening
to the audio about the pictures. Students can
choose an interactive tour of the white house by
looking through pictures of videos of the white
house.

Field Trips submitted by: Nancy Vargas-Cisneros

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1. Explain which field trip you are most excited about.
The field trip I am most excited about is the Lied Discovery Childrens Museum Field trip. I love this
Museum and there are various interactive activities for students to do while at the museum. I think my
students will be able to learn as they have fun. This field trip is a great example of how learning can
be fun.

2. What challenges did you run into during this assignment?
The hardest part of this assignment was finding field trips for the appropriate age group. There is less
field trips for students in K-2 than 3-5. I think that it is hard to take students in Kindergarten to field trips
being so young especially a field trip on social studies. I think the little ones will enjoy more hands on
field trips and virtual field trips are difficult for them to attend to.









Field Trips submitted by: Nancy Vargas-Cisneros

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