Teachers it’s time to prepare your field trip itinerary for the upcoming school year. And you’ll want to remember to get in as many free events as possible. Not only are these events free, they’re educational, exciting and entertaining. What more can a teacher ask for when planning the year’s curriculum for her students?
Little Rock has events specific to two regions: north and south. The only issue the teacher must consider is distance. And remember, buses can get you there in the time required with just a little planning. That’s what transportation is all about. Never discount an event because of distance. Plan and schedule your event allowing enough time for arrival and departure guaranteeing your students get to their required destination on time. When scheduling needs are met, you’ll never have to worry about getting the students to the event and back to school on time. The only problem students are concerned with basically is food and hunger issues, but you can accommodate this also with a little change or a snack bag. Everything works out in the end. So when these minor issues are worked out, head out for a day at the event below and watch the kids and their excitement for weeks.
Battle Colors of Arkansas: In honor of the sesquicentennial Civil War, Arkansas is hosting for the second year, a historical museum of exhibits demonstrating varied roles it’s natives played in the American Civil War. From May4 – February 1, 2013, the exhibit will be on display in the Old State House Museum at 300 West Markham St. Students will get an opportunity to see the flags flown during the war in a demonstration of pride in America.
MacArthur Museum of Military History: The birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur, known as one of America’s most brilliant commanding officers, a been turned into a museum. MacArthur Museum of Military History is one of Arkansas most interesting places to take students during the school year. General MacArthur was born in Little Rock barracks on January 26, 1880. Featured are exhibit of old artifacts, uniforms, documents, photograph and weapons depicting Arkansas’s vast and distinguished military history.
Heifer International & Heifer Village: Dedicated to “Passing on the Gift” Heifer International has been helping feed millions in their endeavor to wipe out hunger. Heifer encourages self sufficiency through education, hard work and training relying on the community to give back as it begins to move forward. The Heifer approach teaches and trains communities to generate income, begin understanding nutrition and expanding their training throughout the area. Their goal is not to just provide handouts or temporary rations, but to provide the tools necessary to maintain productive lives for themselves and future generations. Located at 1 World Ave, Heifer International also offers free classroom resources, games and activities.