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Dallas Historical Society



Teaching with Documents: Mapping the Past

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer
Formats
Field Trip
Grades
Prof. Dev., 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed
Standards

Description

Students will learn how to read a map of Fair Park. They will examine older maps and current maps and will evaluate and discuss the differences. Students will apply map skills to real life by finding locations in Fair Park through a type of scavenger hunt. At the locations, they will discuss what they learned about the older versions of Fair Park versus what the areas look like now.

Students Will

  • Learn the difference between primary and secondary sources.
  • Analyze various artifacts and documents.
  • Learn to read a map.
  • Explore Fair Park.

Details

Dates: Available Tuesday-Friday starting November 1, 2016
Times: Available between 10 AM and 3 PM.
Duration: 1 Hour
School Fee: Flat Rate: $150.00
Minimum Attendance: 1
Maximum Attendance: 35
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Call (214) 421-4500 x104 or email DHS Booking at Booking@dallashistory.org.
Deadline: Must be scheduled at least TWO weeks in advance.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for absent students. Any field trip, excluding the Chuckwagon, may be cancelled with full refund up to 48 hours before the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s). Because of the popularity of the Chuckwagon field trip program, cancellation must be made within eight weeks of the program date in order to receive a full refund. Any field trip cancelled with less than 48 hours notice of the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s) – including failure to cancel – will not be refunded. All program(s) and special event(s) will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Historical Society is not responsible for groups who arrive late. No program delay or refund will be issued for tardiness. All outreach programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by outreach program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance. All programs and special events cancelled by the school or as a result of a district-wide closing and/or adverse weather will not be refunded. Affected programs and special events will either be rescheduled or may receive credit toward future programming. All programs and special events cancelled by the Dallas Historical Society for adverse weather or other conditions beyond our control will be refunded or rescheduled.
After School Policy: All after school programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by after school program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance.

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