If I had one superpower to use in the classroom it would be time travel. I’ve always loved learning about history and, thus, enjoy teaching social studies. One of the challenges for students is connecting to and finding relevance in the past. If I was able to travel back in time, imagine the possibilities! Kids love field trips. But field trips back in time? Even better! Imagine how great it would be for students to learn by experiencing historical events firsthand.
Could you imagine a field trip to watch Paul Revere’s ride? To witness the Boston Tea Party? To sit in with President Washington’s cabinet? To travel with Lewis & Clark? To hear Lincoln debate slavery? To meet those struggling during the Great Depression? To experience the chaos of World Wars? To watch Apollo 11 land on the moon? The list is endless, but the opportunities would always make history REAL to kids.
**This post is in response to “Reflecting Teaching: A 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers.”