Middle School Field Trips
Naper Settlement field trips focus on inquiry-based learning, promoting curiosity and critical thinking skills in elementary and middle school students. Sign-up for one of our in-person options, or enjoy the museum virtually with one of our three new virtual field trips. For questions, please call 630-420-6010 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time Travel Trip
Grades K-8 • April - June & September - October, • $8/Student
Follow the development of a typical Northern Illinois town as it grows from a frontier outpost in the 19th century to a thriving agricultural center in the early 20th century to a 21st-century community where people live and work. Meet museum educators and volunteers who will engage your students in inquiry and discovery along your self-guided tour of our spacious 13-acre campus. Classes are able to choose the duration of their visit anytime between 9:30 am and 2 pm.
|ISBE 6-8 SS Standards: |
SS.IS.1, SS.IS.2, SS.IS.3, SS.IS.4, SS.IS.7, SS.IS.8, SS.CV.4, SS.CV.5, SS.G.1, SS.G.4, SS.G.5, SS.G.6, SS.G.7, SS.G.8, SS.G.9, SS.EC.1, SS.EC.2, SS.EC.4, SS.EC.7, SS.H.1, SS.H.3, SS.H.4
|CC: Speaking and Listening: CCRA 3, Language CCRA 3|
NGS: PS4-4, PS1-4, ETS1-1, PS1-1
The Great Debate: Reconstruction
Grades 7-8 • January-February • $8/Student
The Great Debate equips students with vital skills to engage in civil discourse, including respectful communication, critical thinking, and open-mindedness. Through this immersive experience, students will actively participate in discussions, interact with historical experts, and learn to express their opinions while fostering a culture of respect and understanding in a historical setting.
ISBE K-8 SS Standards: SS.IS.4, SS.IS.5, SS.IS.6, SS.IS.7, SS.IS.8, SS.CV.1, SS.CV.2, SS.CV.3, SS.CV.4, SS.CV.6, SS.H.1, SS.H.2, SS.H.3, SS.H.4, CC.RI.1, CC.RI.6, CC.RI.8, 2C.3b
Virtual Field Trips
The Underground Railroad Virtual Field Trip
Grades 7-8 • Year-Round Program • $175 per Class, up to 30 Students
Filling the role of a newspaper apprentice at the DuPage County Observer, students will explore a pivotal historical period prior to the Civil War through personalized accounts immersing them in an investigation of the multiple perspectives on slavery found in Illinois during the 1850s. The Underground Railroad digital field trip experience will take students through our historic grounds and houses to learn about different viewpoints represented in Northern Illinois in the years leading up to the Civil War.
ISBE K-8 SS Standards: SS.IS.1, SS.IS.2, SS.IS. 3, SS.IS.4, SS.IS.5, SS.IS.6, SS.IS.7, SS.IS.8, SS.CV.1, SS.CV.3, SS.CV.4, SS.CV.5, SS.G.1, SS.G.2, SS.G.3, SS.EC.1, SS.EC.2, SS.H.1, SS.H.2, SS.H.3, SS.H.4
CC: Reading CCRA 7 & CCRA9, Speaking & Listening CCRA 2 & CCRA 3, Language CCRA 3 & CCRA 5
SEL: Goal 1 A-B, SEL Goal 2 A-D, SEL Goal 3 A-C
Lessons in Resilience Virtual Field Trip
Grades 5-8 • Year-Round Program • $150 per classroom, up to 30 students
Students will hear the stories and strategies that illuminate the ways Americans have endured hardship, solved problems, and envisioned strong community futures. This program prioritizes social-emotional learning skills that today’s students can develop as they discover how weather, illness, and discrimination affected local individuals, families, and communities in the past.
|ISBE K-8 SS Standards: |
SS.IS.1, SS.IS.2, SS.IS.3, SS.IS.6, SS.IS.8, SS.CV.1, SS.CV.2, SS.CV.3, SS.CV.4, SS.CV.5, SS.G.1, SS.G.4, SS.G.5, SS.G.6, SS.EC.1, SS.EC.2, SS.EC.3, SS.EC.FL.10, SS.H.1, SS.H.2, SS.H.3, SS.H.4
|CC: Reading CCRA 7, CCRA 9, Speaking and Listening: CCRA 2, CCRA 3, Language: CCRA 3|
SEL: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C