We love field trips! The other day our co-op went to a history museum about two hours away. We had a blast! The history museum puts on classes for schools, but they had never worked with homeschoolers before. It made for a learning experience for all, I think. Rather than a group of same-age kids, they were creating classes that would work for a multi-aged group with lots of parents, many of whom had toddlers and babies along. The museum did a fabulous job, and we had a great time.
We divided into two groups, one for little that couldn’t walk as far and another for about eight and up. We had a short class discussing the Oregon trail and then went out to experience some of what it would be like.
Learning about the trail.
Pumping water and loading the wagons.
Stopping at an out-post store.
Pulling the carts.
Cooking over a campfire.
Tug o’ War on the prairie.
Visiting Railroad Town.
Newspaper office and old-fashioned baseball at the general store.
Schoolhouse and a sad boy in a pioneer jailhouse.