What types of field trips, in person and virtual, would you recommend for the Early Modern studies (we have elementary aged students: 9, 8, and 5)? We live in the Southeast, but I’m open to hearing suggestions for nationwide exposure.
Thanks in advance,
When I was in highschool (so…almost 20 yrs ago;))we enjoyed Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Mt Vernon a lot.CrystalParticipant
We live on the west coast so we pretty much have to stick with Native American sites, replicas, or virtual. We were able to take a road trip and see some nice things. The Oregon Trail, Trail of Tears, some old towns. An amazing village from when the Latter Day Saints settled near Utah and had to get wagons down crazy cliffs. Civil War battlegrounds. A little past early modern maybe. We only got as far as Kentucky on our trip, I envy those of you who can get to the east coast for field trips. The nation is full of tiny, hidden treasures. Look for “historical landmarks.” We found so many that were off the beaten path and not spectacularly entertaining, but so interesting and informative.RuralmamaParticipant
Ya I saw “catherines furnace” (i think) on the rand mcnally road map. We had a memoranble trip down side roads finding a cool furnace with a historical marker…:)totheskydearParticipant
You can do a virtual tour of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home! https://www.monticello.org/house-gardens/virtual-tours-of-monticello/ Cheaper than gas, eh? 🙂hehowellParticipant
Thank you for these suggestions, everyone! It’s helpful to have others brainstorm with me!
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