Distance Learning

Field Trips

Distance Learning

Nationwide, classrooms with connection facilities can schedule programs which are fun, interactive and informative. Contact David Pleiss, Director of Learning Resources, to discuss best platform for offering a virtual field trip (Skype, google hangouts, etc.) at (317) 631-1888 or dpleiss@bhpsite.org.

Hail to the Chief: Grades 3 through 5

Students learn the six jobs that every U.S. president must fulfill. The history of the song “Hail to the Chief” is explored. Benjamin Harrison enactor Ed Myers speaks to the participants and answers their questions.

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $120 per class

The Constitution and You: Grades 3 through 8

Should we call the United States government a Democracy? Students learn how our system of government came to be and exactly what form of government we have. Activities involve students in active citizenship.

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $120 per class

The Everyday Life of a Civil War Soldier: Grades 3 through 8

Students review Benjamin Harrison’s wartime letters and John Weatherred’s Diary of Confederate Soldier. The causes of the war and the realities of a soldier’s life are analyzed. Students break into teams to answer questions.

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $120 per class

Old Tippecanoe Remembers the Battle: Grades 3 through 8

Students listen to an account of the Battle of Tippecanoe.  Dressed as a commander in the War of 1812, the instructor breaks the participants into settlers and natives in a battle of questions and answers.  Includes biographical information about William Henry Harrison, an important figure in U.S. history and the settling of the frontier.

Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $120 per class

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