Successful field trips

Cover of: Successful field trips | Mary D. Lankford

Published by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif .

Written in English

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  • School field trips -- United States.,
  • Language experience approach in education -- United States.,
  • English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States.,
  • Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-124) and index.

Book details

StatementMary D. Lankford.
LC ClassificationsLB1047 .L36 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 129 p. :
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1557795M
ISBN 100874366380
LC Control Number91038558

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Travel Association, who recently conducted a study with adults (balanced for gender, age, race and income), half of which had taken a learning trip in their youth, the other half had not.

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This is the book for those educators who want to make social studies field experiences real and meaningful. Remember that you have separate audiences to engage—the kids, of course, but also your leaders, counselors and helpers.

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Like the stages before it, this stage also contains two components: debriefing and a culminating activity.

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A field trip to the local zoo is often a staple in many elementary school curricula. Many zoos offer free entry to local teachers and their students.

Teachers take students on field trips to enrich the curriculum, make connections to what students are learning in school, and provide students with meaningful learning experiences (Kisiel ).

Remember, a field trip is only successful if the students learn something. Depending on the age group, you may ask students to create a field trip journal, take photos, write a report, or write a newspaper-like article. Thank helpers, chaperones, school administration and the location site staff for their cooperation on the field trip day.

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Hide. This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Collection. In the past, I’ve shared some of our all-time favorite field trips and even some dream field trips.

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Today, culturally enriching field trips are in decline. Museums across the country report a steep drop in school tours. For example, the Field Museum in Chicago at one time welcomed more thanstudents every year.

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If you plan it right, an overnight field trip with a group of kids can be very rewarding. If you don’t plan it right, an overnight field trip can be overwhelming.

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