Online Field Trips

The National History Academy has partnerships with historic sites across the United States. Through the virtual field trips program, teachers can work with the NHA to virtually bring one of these important places in U.S. history to their classroom. From Montpelier, to Ellis Island, to Little Rock Central High School, the sites offered tell a diverse story of the nation’s history. Our team can help you choose the best fit for your class and arrange a program that can help show students the power of place, no matter where they’re located. 

How it works: 

The first step for teachers is to fill out a Virtual Field Trip Interest Form. The sites currently available will be listed and the teacher chooses which ones they are most interested in. We will also need to know:

  • the subject, grade level, and number of students attending
  • multiple dates and times that would work to schedule the virtual program
  • any technology limitations

After filling out this form, a member of our team will reach out to you to arrange the best site visit possible for your students. While different sites have different capabilities, each program will offer some sort of live or pre-recorded tour, or a presentation that highlights the historical significance of the site and closely emulates what one would experience if visiting the site in person. The program will end with a Q&A session between your students and either a National Park Ranger or an expert guide. 

Once a date and time have been arranged with a site, we will arrange the Zoom link for the program and provide the teacher with a curriculum they can use in the classroom as well. The curriculum will include pre- and post-visit questions, assessment options, and a Google Slides presentation that can be used to prepare your students for the visit. There is no cost to the teachers or students for these field trips, and the National History Academy will be there to assist you every step of the way!

Below you will find the form and list of sites that are offered with a brief description of what the site has to offer. Some sites will vary what they can offer on certain days depending on staffing and other issues – more specific details will be shared once your visit is arranged. 

*Is there a site you are interested in that isn’t listed? Email info@historycamp.com to explore more possibilities!