What is a Full-Service Time Travel Field Trip?

I will come to your classroom to take your students on a field trip in time, instead of in space. (Denver area schools only.)

As part of a immersive simulation game, your students take on the identities of real people from the past, make choices, and experience the consequences, for a taste of history they will never forget.

Using the magic of imagination, paper, pencils, dice, (and occasionally silly hats), students experience life in the past.

  • Written specifically to meet Colorado standards
  • 2 hours per classroom, 2 classrooms per day
  • So much fun, students don’t even realize how much they are learning!

(BONUS: We include a standards-based pre- and post-test, so you can track the learning amidst the exploring!)

Time Travel Field Trips does all the work and supplies all the resources, so your students get the powerful learning experiences you value… with almost no effort from you.  

Choose your format

Half-Day Field Trip:

2 hours per classroom, 2 classrooms per day. Only $7.50 per student.

Full-Day Field Trip:

4 hours per classroom, 1 classroom per day. $15 per student.

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Available units:

5th Grade:

Causes of the American Revolution

Become a colonist in Boston in 1773. Will you stay loyal to the king or risk your life with the Patriots?

Essential question: What were the causes of the American Revolution?

4th Grade:


Travel on the wagon train to Denver in 1865. Will you take the shorter, more dangerous path, or the longer safer one?

Essential question: Who settled in Colorado, how did they get here, and how did they interact with each other?

Colorado Gold Rush: Mining in Leadville 1860-1890

Pan for gold, work in a silver mine, and experience the Wild West in Leadville, America’s highest city. Which claim will you choose? Will you end up rich? Or dead?

Essential question: How did mining change Colorado?

Mountain Men:

Become a trapper in 1829. Choose your hunting ground and set off into the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Can you survive the dangers? Will you come back triumphant? Or disappear, never to be heard from again?

Essential question: Why did people choose to become Mountain Men? What were the risks and rewards of that choice?


Choose to become a trapper or a trader, and head for the rendezvous. There, you will trade with your classmates. How good are you at bartering? Can you survive the dangers of the trip? Will you end up rich? Or dead?

Essential question: Why was the rendezvous important to both the trapper and trader? How do geographical features such as mountains and rivers affect humans? 

Traders & Forts:

Choose the best location and build your fort. Now stock up on goods in Missouri and brave the dangers of the Santa Fe Trail. It’s a hard life. Will you end up bankrupt…or worse?

Essential question: How did the movement of goods connect for in Colorado to other places? What geographic features made a fort successful?

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The students were actively engaged and excited all day long. I loved the integration of co-operation and history/math. Loved the higher-level thinking. The students learned so much today! Wow! Kids will remember this for the rest of their lives.”

Jane Hutchinson, 4th grade teacher, Cherry Creek Schools

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