Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie

Experience the Hoosier spirit and Indiana heritage with a visit to Conner Prairie. It’s the ideal place to immerse your students in the state’s history with hands-on activities and plenty of opportunities to interact with staff portraying characters from the past. Spend time outdoors, try

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Program description

Experience the Hoosier spirit and Indiana heritage with a visit to Conner Prairie. It’s the ideal place to immerse your students in the state’s history with hands-on activities and plenty of opportunities to interact with staff portraying characters from the past. Spend time outdoors, try hands-on activities and get some exercise. Each visit covers academic standards in multiple subject areas

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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Multi-Discipline, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: European, Native American
Subject: History, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
 Available dates:

The outside experience areas re-open on March 26, 2019. Days and times vary by month. Call Guest Services at 317-776-6000 or 800-966-1836 for reservations or information.

 Available times:

Call Guest Services at 317-776-6000 or 800-966-1836 for information on times.

Length of program: We recommend 3 to 4 hours for your visit.
Location(s):

Conner Prairie is located just six miles north of Indianapolis in Fishers at 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers Indiana, 46038.

Fees / Ticketing:

Cost: Students $6.00. Adult chaperones $8.50. Teachers/school staff free.
NOTE: To be eligible for school tour rates you must have 15 or more students in
your group.

IDOE STANDARDS

Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
SCIENCE:
Standard 1 - Physical Science
Standard 3 - Life Science
Standard 4 - Engineering
SOCIAL STUDIES:
Standard 1 - History
Standard 3 - Geography
Standard 4 - Economics
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (K-5):
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Develop and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (6-12):
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Refine and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Refine and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Refine and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Refine and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes

References

Comments from evaluations:

“Well done creating an atmosphere geared towards learning! Thank you for taking on so many of the details that help make a field trip run smoothly!”
– 2nd grade teacher from Greenwood, IN

“Everything was wonderful. We loved the speakers and staff who committed to their “roles” and giving our students a glimpse into life during that time period. I love the attention to detail.”
– 4th grade teacher from Winamac, IN

“We always have a great time! This is our favorite field trip of the year.”
– 5th grade teacher from Hebron, KY

“I love how involved they allow the kids to be. It makes for a great experience.”
– 2nd grade teacher from Pendleton, IN

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