Lesson Plan

Field Trip Guide

Children line up to visit a two-room historic house.

Field trips to Herbert Hoover NHS include a visit to the 31st President's birthplace.

NPS Photo by John Eicher

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Fifth Grade
National/State Standards:
Iowa Core (3-5): Behavioral Sciences, Economics, Political Science/Civic Literacy; Illinois Learning Standards (3-5): State Goals 14, 15, 16, 18; National Standards for History (3-5): Topics 1 and 2, Eras 7 and 8


Explore this teacher's guide as you plan your field trip. Find out which curriculum standards the field trip can help satisfy. Get directions for buses, view a video, and find aids to leading your students through the museum and the historic site.