What Makes Time Travel Field Trips
Lessons So Engaging?
- Students take on the roles of real people from the time.
- Students face real decisions from the time, and feel the effects of the consequences on themselves, their families, and their friends. It makes history immediate, urgent, and emotionally compelling.
- Students are not hearing about events from someone else. They live it themselves, which makes it memorable.
- There’s an element of chance. In addition to group decisions, every individual student experiences real events from the time, chosen after extensive historical research. Dice rolls determine if the student will experience the (usually horrible, because that’s just so much more interesting) consequences. They hold their breath, blow on the dice, and cheer or groan at their results.