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Field Trips

Submitted By: Laura Comstock





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


Field Trips submitted by: Laura Comstock

Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2014 Karen Powell- Instructor page 2
Primary (Grades K 2) Field Trips

Social
Studies
Strand
Destination Field Trip Description & Notes
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H1.1.3 Listen
to
histories of
important
local
landmarks
that
create a
sense of
community
among
citizens
Hoover Dam
live presentations describing the operations of
Hoover Dam (hosted in the Nevada
wing of the power plant that features a view of
eight huge generators) and its
contributions to the American Southwest
multimedia displays
the winged figures, at the Nevada
Intake Tower, and on the Center's observation deck
which provides a panoramic view
of Lake Mead and the Colorado River

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H3.1.3
Identify and
describe
occupation
s
in the
community
that help
people, i.e.,
police
officers, fire
fighters, and
nurses
Guest Speakers
I would bring in a police officer, fire fighter and a
nurse to discuss their daily jobs. I would also open it
up to have parent volunteers come in and speak
about their job.
What do they do?
What is your college degree?
Describe a typical day in your career?
The hardest part of your job?
Why did you choose this as your career?
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H1.3.3 Learn
about
individuals
around the
world and
discuss
their
contribution
s.
Explore Ancient Egypt
http://homeschooling.about.co
m/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=
homeschooling&cdn=education
&tm=41&f=00&tt=14&bt=8&bts=
8&zu=http%3A//www.pbs.org/w
gbh/nova/pyramid/explore/khuf
uenter.html
Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside
the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the
pharaoh's burial chamber? Visit the magnificent
tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? In this
multi-layered, highly visual interactive, view 360
panoramas, "walkaround" photos, and other
breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza
Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor),
often with special permission. You'll see Old and
New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and
statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is
4,600 years old. Enjoy this unique journey through
the Land of the Pharaohs.
Field Trips submitted by: Laura Comstock

Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2014 Karen Powell- Instructor page 3


Field Trips submitted by: Laura Comstock

Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2014 Karen Powell- Instructor page 4
Intermediate (Grades 3 5) Field Trips

Social
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Destination Field Trip Description & Notes
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H1.3.2
Using
artifacts
and
primary
sources,
and
investigate
how
individuals
and
families
contribute
d to
the
founding
and
developm
ent of the
local
community
Lake Mead Recreation Area
4th Grade: Stories in Stone; Hiking Through History
o 5th Grade: Variety is the Spice of Life; Amazing
Adaptations
Have you ever thought about a field trip on the
water? Lake Mead Recreational Center offers
a unique experience in partnership with Lake Mead
Cruises, a National Park Service
concessioner. For grades 3-5, your class can
participate in a geology program on board the
Desert Princess Too tour boat.
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H3.5.3
Describe
ways
individuals
display
social
responsibilit
y.
Guest Speakers
I would bring in a police officer, fire fighter and a
nurse to discuss their daily jobs. I would also open it
up to have parent volunteers come in and speak
about their job.
What do they do?
What is your college degree?
Describe a typical day in your career?
The hardest part of your job?
Why did you choose this as your career?
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G6.3.4 List
ways
people
view their
own
communiti
es, i.e., a
ranching
community
, a
tourist
destination
.
Explore Ancient Egypt
http://homeschooling.about.com/
gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=hom
eschooling&cdn=education&tm=
41&f=00&tt=14&bt=8&bts=8&zu=ht
tp%3A//www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova
/pyramid/explore/khufuenter.html
Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside
the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the
pharaoh's burial chamber? Visit the magnificent
tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? In this
multi-layered, highly visual interactive, view 360
panoramas, "walkaround" photos, and other
breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza
Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor),
often with special permission. You'll see Old and
New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and
statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is
4,600 years old. Enjoy this unique journey through
the Land of the Pharaohs.
Field Trips submitted by: Laura Comstock

Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2014 Karen Powell- Instructor page 5


Field Trips submitted by: Laura Comstock

Nevada State College EDEL 453 - Spring 2014 Karen Powell- Instructor page 6
1. Explain which field trip you are most excited about.
The field trip I would be most excited for would be the virtual tour of the pyramids. I think this one
would be interesting to watch to see what a pyramid consists of. This tour would be something that is
impossible to physically experience it here in Nevada.

2. What challenges did you run into during this assignment?
I had trouble finding virtual field trips and visiting field trips and matching it up with a standard.

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