New Jersey School Trip Ideas
Heritage Trail Association offers a variety of programs
for school-aged children, including specialized, guided bus
tours as well as in-school programs, all of which meet various
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Social Studies
and Science for all grades.
Our bus tours consist of an all-day program whereby
children typically will visit three historic sites. In
addition to the activities and information provided at the
sites, the bus route is custom designed so that students hear
stories along the way about the other sites they are passing.
It's a wonderful opportunity for children to experience
Revolutionary War era homes, early 19th century schoolhouses,
life along a manmade waterway and to learn the County's
history from its early days on up to the present.
Educators can choose tours based on either the central,
northern or southern reaches of the County. Examples of sites
visited include the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage
State Historic Sites; Rockingham State Historic Site; the Van
Horne, Abraham Staats and Jacobus Vanderveer and Kirch-Ford
Houses; the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, the
Bedensville School and Brick Academy, to name but a few of the
possible site visits.
Or educators can work with HTA to create a custom bus tour
based on their own needs.
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards met in these
programs include Social Studies, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6.
Heritage Trail Association also offers programs in the
classroom using costumed docents to tell tales of the County,
take students on a photographic "armchair tour" of
historic sites or a variety of other activities.
Finally, be sure to ask us about our all new school
assembly program on colonial life in the County that will be
available in 2009.