Homeschool Field Trips
The Best Tips and Ideas
The best ideas and tips for homeschool field trips. A person's education is shaped by all the experiences he or she has over the course of a lifetime. "Doing life" instead of reading about it in a book is so much more memorable. That's why I'm also a huge fan of educational travel. Homeschool families love the idea of field trips, but often have a hard time deciding where to go. Near the bottom of this page is a list of ideas submitted by readers to help you get started. If you are a seasoned field trip planner, please share your stories with us using the submission form below!
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Wherever you live, there are some great educational field trips just around the corner. You may have to adjust your thinking to see them.
As a former public school teacher, I viewed field trips as just another way to check off an objective that I was required to teach. If you look at many official field trip guides, you will notice a list of objectives that can be fulfilled by participating in a trip. Since starting to homeschool, I have discovered that not all learning experiences will fit into an objective box but they are still worthwhile.
Now that I know more about right brain learners I understand that when we go on a field trip, my kids notice more and are taking in more than one specific objective. They are processing the experience as a whole. Sure, I can draw their attention to a detail, but they are going to learn alot more by seeing the big picture.
One special difference between homeschool field trips and regular school field trips is that businesses are often more open to small groups (like one family) more so than a large group of 20 kids and their chaparones. Can you imagine having 20 kids and 5 adults in a glass blowing studio?!? I can't, but the artist was happy to have my family in for a demonstration.
Another difference is the amount of time you can spend with your children really taking in the details and all the aspects of learning that homeschooling field trips have to offer. Read an example from a social studies field trip.How can you increase your chances of having a good trip with your children? Read "Field Trip Tips for Homeschoolers" before you go.
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Screen printing business
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