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Fieldtrip to the

Dominguez Rancho
Fieldtrip Planning
Destination: Dominguez Rancho in Carson, CA
Bus: Two Buses for 100 Students
Bus Cost: $740 for 2 buses
Adults/Chaperones: 4 Teachers & 6 Parent Volunteers (1 Adult to 10 Students Ratio)
Tour Fee: The tour is free of charge, but donations are welcome. We will ask the PTA to make a
donation on behalf of the school.
Lunch: Students are required to bring their own lunch in a lunch box or lunch bag
(The cafeteria manager will provide a few lunches just in case a student forgot their lunch)
Materials: Four First aid kit, worksheets related to Rancho Dominguez, pencils
Permission Slips: Every student needs a complete permission slip
Bus Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Arrival Destination: 10:00am
Tour: 10:15am-11:30am
Lunch: 11:45am-12:45pm
Rancho Activities: 12:50pm-2:00pm
Bus Departure: 2:15 p.m.
Arrival to School: 2:45 p.m.
School Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.
Rancho
Domingue
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Lesson 1: Students will analyze
the primary source and discus
what they believed how life in
a rancho was.

Lesson 2: Using the primary


source, how did life in a rancho
differ from life today?

Lesson 3: Students would draw


a picture of their rancho, they
will include any amenities they
would have had.
Examples of amenities would
be rivers, cattle, tools, horses,
etc.
Day of the Field Trip
Time Schedule
9:00amBusDeparturefromschool
10:00amtimeofarrivalatDominguezRanchoAdobeMuseum
18127S.AlamedaSt.RanchoDominguez,CA90220
10:15am11:30amMuseumTour
11:45am12:45pmLunch
Providedbytheschool
12:50pm2:00pmRanchoLife
Handsonexperience
ArtsandCrafts
2:15pmBusdeparturefromRanchoDominguez
2:45pmtimeofarrivalbackatschool
3:00pmSchooldismissal
Becoming a Ranchero/a
Recreating Adobe bricks with
playdough
Interview the Dominguez
Daughters
Experience the Rancho life
Drawings/paintings
Scavenger Hunt
Dominguez Rancho
Post Trip

Students will be placed into groups & assigned a specific Rancho


Groups will have to research, ask questions, identify, and design a
chart that shows the resources and lifestyle on the Rancho during a
specific time period
Identify Rancho owners, food, clothing, shelter, tools, transportation,
jobs/roles, economy, religion, and customs
Groups will place their finding on a large poster board with
drawings/pictures and written explanations
The groups will then present their project to the class and give an
explanation of their findings

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