One of the things I’ve missed as part of our homeschool plans this year is that we haven’t traveled or been on nearly as many field trips as I would have liked to. Exploring new places is one of my favorite things about homeschooling but between my pregnancy and my husband’s broken foot, our plans were sidelined.
We’ve been taking advantage of some great virtual field trips online to learn about historical places or science subjects and that’s been a great substitute. Certainly not the same as being there, but a great alternative when you are stuck at home.
Scholastic is hosting a free LIVE virtual field trip to Ellis Island on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST. You can register for the event now and then simply return to the site before the event to participate.
I think we’ll plan on doing some reading about Ellis Island before this event and we’ll definitely be participating. Virtual field trips are a great opportunity to explore new places when limited finances or health issues keep you at home.