Our team of educational consultants have put together an impressive array of lesson plans that are ready to be used in your classroom. These step-by-step guides make it very easy to bring exciting new content into the classroom. Each lesson is tied directly to the standards you’re required to cover and can be seamlessly integrated into any unit of study. Each lesson plan typically takes one class “session” - anywhere from one to three hours.
The overarching theme of this Ball State Field Trip is “Indiana Pioneers.” If you choose to participate in everything we’ve offered, you’ll get an incredibly in-depth look at some incredible Hoosiers from the past 200 years. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive into a single location and a single story, consider working a Quick Trip into your teaching. These asides from our larger Field Trip experience allow you to pay greater attention to one single classroom adventure.
We’ve been busy, and we understand that all of these resources can be a bit overwhelming. If you’ve only got one class period, or one full day, or one week, or one month… we have a easy-to-follow “Road Maps” created just for you. These step-by-step guides help you plan the best way to integrate this content into your classroom, no matter how much time you have.
Our interactive, digital resources are the centerpiece of this entire experience for your students. They can simply click the “Explore” button and chart their own course. Students can explore by topic (arts, science, equality, medicine, etc.), or choose to explore by media type (videos, articles, games, photos). For teachers, we’ve tied the lesson plans mentioned above directly into the digital content. With easy-to-follow instructions for teachers, students can be directed to click on “Class Activities” for a more structured approach to exploration.
Live TV Show
On October 25th, 2016, we brought the Field Trip to life in amazing new ways! We broadcasted live into classrooms across the state to present the most compelling stories from the “Indiana Pioneers” Field Trip. Special guests, hands-on activities, and interactive Q & A, special content were delivered in real-time through tablet apps and a companion website, in a once-in-a-lifetime television broadcast.
Tell Your Friends
The Ball State Field Trips program gets better and stronger if you share this great resource with other teachers and classrooms. We don’t like going it alone… so invite all your friends to join the fun!