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Introduction

“To become functioning citizens of society in the future, it is important for children to be prepared for this role. The field of social studies is the best way for children to obtain the required knowledge, skills and attitudes. They experience the functions of small democracies in their own neighborhoods, school settings and homes on a daily basis to prepare

The Assignment

Field trips remain an important part of an early childhood curriculum. After reading our text material, consider the following questions:

*What, from a social studies standpoint, is the value in field trips to children?

*What social studies skills can be learned from field trips?

*What curriculum activities should be done before and after a classroom field trip?

*What field trips (places you have visited with children) have you participated in and how did the trip address the area of social studies?