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Transcript of Field Trips
Amy Bilinski &
Karly Gress What are Field Trips? Presented By... A field trip is an excursion by a group of people
to a place away from their normal environment... What is the Purpose
of A Field Trip? The purpose of the trip is usually observation for education, for non-experimental research or to simply provide the students with experiences outside their everyday activities... Why are Field Trips IMPORTANT in SOCIAL STUDIES? When children attend field trips that relate to Social Studies, they become active participants in learning about how history affects society... 5 MAIN REASONS FIELD TRIPS ARE IMPORTANT TO TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES ONE: Field Trips Help Provide a Historical Framework TWO: Field Trips Enhance Classroom Experience THREE: Field Trips Generatre Ideas For Assignments FOUR: Field Trips Promote Social Responsibility FIVE: Field Trips Help Students Understand Current Events What are the Basic Benefits of using Field Trips as an Instructional Method? Field Trips create a New Learning Environment Field Trips Engage Students
& Prevent Boredom Field Trips Allow Students to Put What They Have Learned in the Classroom to Use During Field Trips Students Often Establish Stronger Relationships with Classmates What Are the Basic Limitations of Using Field Trips as An Instructional Method? Liability Appropriateness Parental Consent Time Curriculum Cost Location Inclusivity February 28th, 2011 FIELD TRIPS 101
for Teachers Preparing Your Students for Field Trips Discuss the purpose of the field trip and how it relates to the current unit of study...
Introduce vocabulary words that will be used during the tour..
Show photographs or posters of the field trip site or related exhibits that will be viewed As a classroom brainstorm appropriate behavior and rules that should be followed...
Discuss suggested spending money, lunch plans, appropriate clothing to wear on the trip...
Brainstorm with the class how to ask good questions
Talk about Field Trip Journals During the Field Trip Provide the students with time to observe, explore, ask questions, record key words, ideas and phrases in their Field Trip Journal.... Post Field Trip Provide the students time to share general observations and reactions to the field trip experiences..
Create a classroom bulletin board displaying materials developed or collected Link field trip activities to multiple curricular areas..
Have the class compose and send thank-you letters to the field trip host, and other facilitators and helpers.
Create a short news report about what happened on the field trip... Take a moment to think about your own field trip experiences with someone sitting beside you...
What made it memorable, enjoyable, educational?
Now, thinking as a teacher, what kinds of things do you think you could do to make your field trips effective in terms of reaching your learning outcomes? Taylor Balon
Amy Bilinski &
Karly Gress Field Trips Can be Decolonizing February 28th, 2011 Field Trips and the Social Studies Curriculum Field trips can be a very effective instructional method, particulariy in Social Studies.... especially if they are planned well and can supplement and provide more insight into course topics... In the Saskatchewan Curriculum Guide for Social Studies, it states that "the purpose of Kindergarten to Grade 12 Social Studies is to help students know and appreciate the past, understand the present,
influence the future, and make connections between events and issues
of the past, the present, and the future." The FOUR goals of K-12 Social Studies and Social Sciences Education are to:
Examine the local, indigenous, and global interactions and
interdependence of individuals, societies, cultures, and nations
Analyze the dynamic relationships of people with the land,
environments, events, and ideas as they have affected the past,
shape the present, and influence the future (DR). THREE:
• Investigate the processes and structures of power and authority, and the implications for individuals, communities, and nations (PA).
Examine various worldviews about the use and distribution of
resources and wealth in relation to the needs of individuals,
communities, nations, and the natural environment, and
contribute to sustainable development (RW).
Trips Presented by.. Sources Used.... Thank-You For Listening, Learning and Participating! Questions? Field Trip Example.... Field Trip Example.... Field Trip Example.... Field Trip Example.... How are Social Studies Field Trips Decolonizing? GRADE ONE CURRICULUM... DR1.3 Demonstrate awareness
of humans’ reliance on the
natural environment to meet
needs, and how location affects
families in meeting needs and
b. Investigate the process of getting food from source to students’ tables.
A Local Farm The Grocery Store A Manufacturing Plant Through these kinds of field trips, grade one students will be taken to unfamiliar environments--and learn where their food really comes from. GRADE FOUR CURRICULUM... IN4.2 Describe the origins
of the cultural diversity in
Saskatchewan communities. Indicator:
b. Detail the ways in which First Nations peoples supported the
survival of early European newcomers to Saskatchewan.
c. Trace and represent the history of European immigration to
Saskatchewan including those who came for economic reasons
(explorers, fur traders, homestead farmers) and religious reasons
(Mennonites, Hutterites, Doukhobours). FIELD TRIP POSSIBILITIES RELATING TO THIS INDICATOR & OUTCOME..... FIELD TRIP POSSIBILITIES RELATING TO THIS INDICATOR & OUTCOME..... Fort Carlton Batoche Natural Historic Site Social Studies Field Trips can be decolonizing because visiting historical sites pertaining to First Nations & Metis people can provide some insight and truths about the first people of the land and it can shed light on why our society is the way it is the way it is today. Saskatchewan Curriculum Guide. https://www.edonline.sk.ca/webapps/moe-curriculum-BBLEARN/index.jsp?lang=en
Field Trip Information. http://www.usask.ca/education/coursework/mcvittiej/methods/fieldtrip.html
How To Field Trips. http://www.ehow.com/list_7231317_social-studies-field-trip-ideas.html
Fort Carlton Provincial Park. http://www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/FortCarlton
Batoche National Historic Site. http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche/index.aspx
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre. http://www.sicc.sk.ca/
Saskatoon Food Bank. http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/ PA5.3 Develop an
understanding of the nature of the treaty relationship between
First Nations and Canada’s federal government. Indicators:
a. Explain what a treaty is, and the purpose of a treaty.
b. Affirm that all Saskatchewan residents are treaty people.
c. Investigate the spirit and intent of the treaties from the perspective GRADE FIVE CURRICULUM... FIELD TRIP POSSIBILITIES RELATING TO THIS INDICATOR & OUTCOME..... Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre c. Describe ways in which communities help ensure basic human needs are met (e.g., food and water, shelter, clothing, education, safety). RW 3.1 Appraise the ways communities meet their members’ needs and wants. GRADE THREE CURRICULUM... FIELD TRIP POSSIBILITIES RELATING TO THIS INDICATOR & OUTCOME..... Food Bank Think: Pair Share
How Can these simple field trips be beneficial and educational for students... Grocery Store Nature Walk Fire Hall and/or Police Station Library