Guilt-Free Homeschooling is comfortable, it's
relaxed, and it fits your family's lifestyle.
GFHS is run by Carolyn
Morrison, an 11 year veteran of homeschooling her two children, from
leaving public school in the elementary grades through high school
graduation and into college.
Whether you have a specific question, want some general advice, or just need
a dose of encouragement, Guilt-Free Homeschooling is the place to be! GFHS
offers help, comfort, and advice to new or struggling homeschool moms,
assuring them that homeschooling can be manageable, successful, guilt-free,
and glorifying to God.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Ideas for Field Trips
I consider a "field trip" to be an educational experience that involves traveling to a special location to participate in an event planned or hosted by others. This list contains all the field trips we have been able to remember from our eleven years of homeschooling. I am again intentionally not including details, so that you can be creative in structuring your own trips from the sites available to you. I live in an agricultural region, as is apparent in many of these trips; be brave in branching out to visit a variety of vocational and historical sites in your area.
Aviation day (airport, plane rides) Bakery Bike hike Blacksmith Challenger Learning Center (mock trip to the moon) Children's theater (performance) Crane & wrecker service Dairy farm Egg "factory" Emu farm Fossil quarry Goodwill Industries Greenhouse Historic carousel Historic homes/museums Historical museums (county, state, university) Historical re-enactments/performances Ice skating rink Iowa Air National Guard base Junior art gallery Law enforcement center Living History Farms Maple syrup making Mattress factory Meat locker Nature centers Newspaper One-room schoolhouse museum Operation Christmas Child regional headquarters (included volunteer service) Pizza restaurant Pizza toppings factory Popcorn-popper factory Post office Prairie preserves Reindeer farm Riverboat ride/tour Seed corn "factory" Science centers/museums Soil conservation/watershed project tour Symphony Tractor assembly plant Tulip festival Veterinary college Wildlife refuge Wyatt Earp home/museum
[For more information on cooperative classes and group activities, visit our Topical Index section on Co-op Groups.]