Informal Learning and Field Trips

Engaging Students in Standards-Based Experiences across the K-5 Curriculum
Original Publish Date: Feb 03, 2015
Product Number: EB00747400
Released: Jan 11, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781632200068
Publisher: Skyhorse
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Turn every field trip into a high-quality learning experience! What youngster isn't excited at the prospect of taking a field trip? Enthusiastic students present teachers with the ideal scenario for creating meaningful out-of-the-classroom encounters and giving students the building blocks to help them become active participants in their own educational process. This resource helps educators take full advantage of off-site educational opportunities by developing lessons that connect informal learning with content standards. Based on constructivist philosophy and inquiry-based learning, the book provides numerous sample lesson plans and technology tips, and includes: - Learner-centered activities for language arts, math, science, social studies, and fine art - Ways to support English Language Learners and special education students - Guidelines for developing corresponding classroom activities - Strategies for building partnerships with informal learning sites - Methods for bringing museum-type activities into the classroom when a trip is not possible Field trips turn the whole world into a classroom. Informal Learning and Field Trips helps enrich students' lives as they explore the world outside the school grounds and gives teachers a prime opportunity to revitalize the learning experience.