- One Room Schoolhouse
- C&O and Whitewater Canals
- Alban Tractor
- Colvin Run Mill
- Pizzeria Uno
- Maggie Moo's & Milwaukee Frozen Custard
- Sully Plantation
- Recycling Station
- Fire Station
I could go on and on! We have been on so many, and there were oh so many options in the Northern Virginia area. We tried to take advantage of as many as we could. One year when I was giving my son the IOWA Test, I was curious how he woud do on the Social Studies and Science portions of the test. The only results that the state cared about were those from the Math and Language Arts sections. We have never taught Social Studies, but have focused on History instead. In Science, our studies have been focused on specific topics (Life Science, Anatomy, Botany,...) and not Science in general like our classroom counterparts do. As a result, it would not have been unexplicable if he had done poorly on the Social Studies & Science sections. On the contrary, as I glanced over his answers after he completed the test, I found that he had done exceptionally well and that the majority of questions that were asked were on topics that had been covered during Field Trips! We'd always enjoyed field trips until then, but seeing the real educational value to field trips made me an even stronger advocate of them! There really is so much education to be found out and about and beyond textbooks!
That being said, I'd appreciate your assistance as I plan for a new year of field trips.
Would you be so kind as to share some of your favorite field trips?
Even if we can't go to the exact location you visited, any input would be helpful for ideas as to what kinds of field trips we could look into. Also, if you have any field trip resources (books or websites) those would be greatly appreciated as well! I'm excited to read what you have to share. Thanks in advance!
Grace and Peace,