In-class field trips are designed to bring the field trip to your classroom. After speaking with teachers, we have found that bringing the field trip to your school is sometimes easier than renting a bus, packing lunches, and scouring backpacks for signed permission slips. Our one-hour classroom field trip is designed to fit into your daily schedule. Each field trip is organized for a class-size of approximately 30 students. Click the tabs below for details on each topic and/or to schedule your field trip!
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and the Sandy Springs Society.
Recommended for Kindergarten
SSKH2 / ELAGSEKSL1,2,5 / ELAGSEKRL10 / ELAGSEKRI1,7
Explore US symbols through story and art. We will use stories to help us remember prominent American symbols from the flag, to the bald eagle, to the Statue of Liberty, and many more. For three of our symbols we will create 3D replicas; be careful, this could get messy (painty or glittery). After we wash-up, each student will make their own US Symbols book a reminder of their in-class field trip.
Recommended for Third Grade
S3E2 / ELAGSERI3 / ELAGSERL3 / ELAGSERI1 / ELAGSERI8
Junior paleontologists will discover how fossils were formed hundreds of years ago, and how they are discovered today. Two read-a-louds will both introduce and close the main activity – make your own fossil! The readings will help contextualize our subject and provide reading comprehension games to introduce the fossil making experiment. Each student will take home a fossil at the end of their in-class field trip.
Recommended for Fourth Grade
SS4H6 / SS4H3 / SS4E2 / MGSE4.OA.2 / MGSE4.NBT.4 / MGSE4.NF.4 / ELAGSE4SL1
Travel with us 2,000 miles and across 6 states from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon on the Oregon Trail. Students will create their pioneer identities including travel companions and occupations to earn trial bucks, which can buy supplies along the route. They will also need their log books, which we will supply, to keep track of their food, clothing, and equipment along the trail. This simulation allows students to work together while integrating social studies, language arts, and math curriculum to problem solve situations along the Oregon Trail.
Recommended for Fifth Grade
SS5H3 / SS5E3 / SS5E4 / MGSE5.NBT.4 / MGSE5.NBT.5 / MGSE5.NBT.7 / MGSE5.NF.1 / MGSE5.NF.2 / MGSE5.NF.4 / MGSE5.NF.6 / MGSE5.NF.7 / ELAGSE5SL1
We will travel back in time to that Black Tuesday in October 1929, when the stock market crashed. Students will simulate daily life during the Great Depression, as they keep track of their budget sheets, which we will provide, and learn about the struggles Americans faced from 1929 to the beginning of World War II. Through these years each family (student groups) will work together, props provided, and with other families to survive the Great Depression. Integrating social studies, math, and language arts curriculum students will simulate and analyze the effects of the Great Depression.