are Field Trips?
field trip is a structured activity that occurs outside the classroom.
It can be a brief observational activity or a longer more sustained
investigation or project.
are their purposes?
trips offer an opportunity for students to get exposure to "real"
people and events and the opportunity to make connections with others.
Students on field trips visit people and places that they are not
normally exposed to during the school day.
can I do one?
field trips take considerable organization, it is important to:
clear about what the field trip will accomplish
students for the learning
a debriefing session for students to share their learning when
they return to the classroom
actual field trips, teachers can introduce the field trip site prior
to the actual visit with pictures or descriptions of the destination.
Helping students to develop a sense of familiarity with the field
trip destination before their visit may enhance the amount and quality
of their learning.
can I adapt it?
Field Trips allows both students and teachers the opportunity to
travel to areas of the world that would otherwise be out of reach
Teachers can take their students on a field trip right in their
own classroom. Students can gather information about areas in the
world that would have been impossible for most of them to see.