ERIC Number: ED512493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-9
The Field Trip Book: Study Travel Experiences in Social Studies
Morris, Ronald V.
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Looking for social studies adventures to help students find connections to democratic citizenship? Look no further! This book provides just the answer teachers need for engaging students in field trips as researching learners with emphasis on interdisciplinary social studies plus skills in collecting and reporting data gathered from field explorations. This is the book for those educators who want to make social studies field experiences real and meaningful for their students. These real-world social studies experiences are teacher tested and focus on anthropology, civics, economics, geography, history, and sociology. This book makes social studies exciting for elementary and middle school students, by introducing them to content in the world around them. This book is perfect for the elementary or middle school teacher, museum educator, or parent looking forward to increasing interaction between students and learning sites. Following acknowledgments, this book contains: (1) The Economy of the Field Trip; (2) Teacher Success with Study Travel Logistics; (3) Finding Commonwealth through Local Community Connections; (4) Investigating Small Towns; (5) Investigating Urban Spaces and Places; (6) Finding State Adventures as Investigators; (7) National Connections to the Past and Present Democracy; (8) The Eighth Grade Study Travel Trip to Washington, DC; (9) Enactive Investigations in a (Battle)Field; (10) Sharing a Cross-Cultural Exchange; (11) Science, Technology, and Society; and (12) Architecture and Study Travel Postscript: The Political Act of Teaching. References and About the Author are also included.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, History Instruction, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Museums, Parents, Planning, Field Trips, Municipalities, Travel, Cultural Influences, Urban Areas, Cross Cultural Studies, Science and Society, Architecture, Anthropology, Civics, Economics, Geography, History, Sociology
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia