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Elementary School Field Trips

Field trip experiences for elementary grades help students build social awareness and skills to demonstrate positive decision-making and responsible behaviors, allowing for a deeper understanding of how core values of respect, compassion, justice, and citizenship can lead to success in school and in life. Pre and post-visit activities allow educators to extend their students’ learning.

Stand Up, Speak Out

Currently available as a virtual or on-site experience for grades 3-12. Recommended for grades 3 and 4.

Group size: 10 students minimum, 80 students maximum
Times Offered: Monday – Friday | 9:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:45 PM
Tour Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Interactive activities empower students to take a personal stand for themselves and on behalf of others. Students will be motivated to take positive action in school, at home, in their neighborhood, and around the world.

This field trip helps students in the following areas:

  • Social awareness
  • Positive decision-making skills
  • Responsible behavior
  • Core values of respect, compassion, justice, and citizenship

This field trip supports Illinois Priority Learning Standards Social/Emotional Learning.

Goal 1: Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success. 1A.2b, 1A.3a, 1B.2a, 1B.3a, 1B.3b, 1C.2a.

Goal 2: Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships. 2A.2a, 2A.2b, 2A.3a, 2A.3b, 2B.2, 2B.2b, 2B.3a, 2B.3b, 2C.2a, 2C.2b, 2C.3a, 2C.3b, 2D.2a, 2D.2b, 2D.3a, 2D.3b.

Goal 3: Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts. 3A.2a, 3A.2b, 3A.3a, 3A.3b, 3B.2a, 3B.2b, 3B.3a, 3B.3b, 3C.2a, 3C.2b, 3C.3a, 3C.3b.

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