Living History Virtual Field Trip

4th Grade

Please Note: This program is for District 203 and 204 schools.  Other school districts, please see our History Station field trip.

What to Expect

The Living History digital field trip experience will take students through our historic grounds and buildings to learn about community transformation from prairie to city.  

 Student learning outcomes include: 

  • Describe the overall pattern of settlement in Naperville and in other northern Illinois communities, including indigenous removal  
  • Identify individual and community needs and learn about different solutions to the challenges of survival and community formation  
  • Identify differences and similarities between the 19th century and today in land use, work, chores, home and family life, material culture, and leisure time activities  
  • Use primary and secondary resources to construct narratives about the past 
  • Practice historical thinking, using multiple perspectives, analysis of evidence, causes and effects, and ethical reasoning

LIVE Sessions  
Synchronous learning sessions include real-time facilitation by our museum educator team.  

ON YOUR OWN Sessions
Asynchronous learning sessions include teacher and student led discovery of history through videos, virtual images with interactive pop-ups to explore buildings and artifacts, activities, and see primary documents and objects out of the Naper Settlement archive. 

Click here to view learning standards 


To embark on the field trip, students and teachers will need access to the internet and a computer that has audio and video capabilities. Naper Settlement uses Google Classroom, Canvas, and Zoom as the platforms for our virtual field trips programs.

Ready to Book?

Please click here to register your classroom or group
For questions, please contact or 630.420.6010. 

Book Your Virtual Field Trip!
Cost $150 per class


For questions, please call 630.420.6010 or email

Funding for this project was generously provided by the DuPage Foundation

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