For spring break our family drove to Richmond, VA. I thought it would be a good idea to take advantage of being in a different part of the country, and have our homestudy field trip there.
We chose to visit historic Jamestown for our field trip! We went to Jamestown Settlement where you can explore and learn about 17th century Virginia, and America’s first permanent English colony founded in 1607. There were films, gallery exhibits, and outdoor living history. It was all very interesting, and personally I could have spent a lot more time exploring the museum exhibits but we let the kids lead the way.
Back at the hotel I pulled out the worksheets I had printed at home before we left. My 3rd grader (public school) did two 4th grade level reading worksheets, and my pre-k girl (private school) did a 2nd grade level coloring worksheet. Originally my plan was to visit Colonial Williamsburg, so their worksheets were geared a little more towards the Revolutionary War, but they didn’t seem to notice and they still learned about early American history.