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Cemetery Studies
Plan a day-long field trip to a local cemetery. Find out Ms. Prather uses this fun Halloween outing to teach about local history and community.
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Class Average Challenge
Mr. Paul challenges each of this civics classes to achieve a high average score than his other classes. Classrooms compete against each other to win a prize they all love, even Mr. Pahl. With this classroom challenge, everyone wins.
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Classroom Farming Activities
Nothing beats a field trip to a real farm, but if you cannot visit, Ms. Postman has a few suggestions you can do at school: germinate lima beans, hatch chicks, set up a pumpkin patch, make a cow from a cardboard box -- kids will love the boxed milk.
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Excursion Behavior
Before field trips, Ms. Scruggs asks the students themselves to provide rules for their own behavior outside the classroom. Creating this list helps the students take ownership of their actions and simplifies classroom management.
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Fieldtrip of Dreams
I work at an elementary school in a district with a high drop-out rate. Many see school as an impediment to a full-time job working for minimum wage, while others get to high school where the work is ...
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Helping the Humane Society
While reading 'Where the Red Fern Grows' this year, my students wanted to save up money to buy a dog. I told them that we couldn't buy a dog, but we could help dogs in need. We all decided to raise mo...
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Job Interviews
I set up mock interviews with business owners in our community. I provide the business people with a copy of possible interview questions, the evaluating forms and a stamped self-addressed envelope in...
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Job Shadow Experience
Our school coordinates a Job Shadow Day with Take Your Daughter To Work week in April. We chose this week for job shadowing because businesses often plan special events in conjunction with this nation...
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Student-Planned Field Trips
To create a stress free environment on a field trip, have the students take a large role in the planning. Not just where to go, but how to go...
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Taking Notes at the Zoo
On a field trip, it's usually difficult for students to take notes because they have to juggle note paper or clipboards at each exhibit. When we go to the zoo, they make 4x6 index card books and they ...
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