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School Field Trips

2017-18 School Year

School programs are designed for students in PreK through grade 12. Field trips include a guided tour and an activity. Though these programs are designed with schools in mind, they can be booked for any group of ten children or more. View our Flickr photostream to see past school field trips.

All programs must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and last for 90 minutes. There is a maximum of 120 students per time slot. Time slots are available between 10:30am and 2:30pm. We require one chaperone for every ten students. If the students are under six-years-old, we require one chaperone for every six students. Any additional chaperones will be charged general admission.

All field trip programs are $5 per student. Title I schools may be eligible for free field trips.

 

 

SCHOOL FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS

 

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Spirit of a Hero: Herakles, Trojan War, and Jim Londos (Grades PreK-3)

What makes someone a hero? What is the difference between myth and legend? Students will learn about the Trojan War, Herakles and world champion wrestler Jim Londos, and be able to distinguish heroes in myths, legends and history.

ISBE Standards: Early Learning: 1.A.ECa-ECd;1.D.ECc; 1.E.ECe; 2.B.ECc; 25.A.ECb; 25.B.ECa Theater: Cr3.1.PK-K; Pr4.1.PK-K, Pr6.1.1-3, Re8.1.1-2.a; Re8.1.1b; Re9.1.PK-2a; Cn10.1.1-3 Social Science: EC.1.K-2; H.1.K; H.2.1; H.3.2
Common Core Standards: 
ELA-LITERACY.RL.K-2.2; RL.K-1.9 ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.K.4, SL.K.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.1.4, SL.1.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, SL.2.4, SL.2.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1, SL.3.1.B, SL.3.1.C, SL.3.1.D, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, SL.3.6

 

Spirit of a Hero: Jason and the Argonauts, Pheidippides, and the Modern Marathon (Grades 1-3)

What makes someone a hero? What is the difference between myth and legend? Students will learn about the legend of Pheidippides and marathon, Jason and his Argonauts, and the modern Greek runner Stylianos Kyriakides, and be able to distinguish heroes in myths, legends and history.

ISBE Standards: Theater: Cr3.1.K; Pr4.1.K, Pr6.1.1-3, Re8.1.1-2.a; Re8.1.1b Re9.1.PK-2a; Cn10.1.1-3 Social Science: EC.1.K-2; H.1.K; H.2.1; H.3.2
Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.RL.1-2.2; RL.1.9 ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.1.4, SL.1.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, SL.2.4, SL.2.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1, SL.3.1.B, SL.3.1.C, SL.3.1.D, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, SL.3.6
 

Byzantine Iconography (Grades 1 and Up)

Students will learn about the various aspects of Byzantine iconography including the meaning of colors and the symbolism of the icons. Students will participate in an activity using the IC XP NI KA symbols found on Byzantine icons. Request must be made directly to the Education Department.

ISBE Standards: Social Science: Anth.1.9-12; Soc.2.9-12. Foreign Language: 29.B.1a-2a; 29.B.1b-2b
Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.1-12.1; SL.1-3.3; L.1-12.1; L.1-12.4
 

Storytelling Through Pottery (Grades 1-3)

How do we tell stories? Students will explore the different ways ancient Greeks told stories, using the myth of Herakles and Cerberus. Students will also get the chance to make up their own stories based on decorations on Greek pottery.

ISBE Standards: Theater:Cr3.1.K; Pr4.1.K, Pr6.1.1-3, Re8.1.1-2.a; Re8.1.1b Re9.1.PK-2a; Cn10.1.1-3 Visual Arts: Re8.1.1-3 Social Science: H.1.1; H.3.1; H.3.2
Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.1.4, SL.1.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, SL.2.4, SL.2.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1, SL.3.1.B, SL.3.1.C, SL.3.1.D, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, SL.3.
 
Junior Archaeologists (Grades 3-6)

Students become archaeologists for the day, recording and sharing their observations about objects in our education collection. By studying artifacts, they will learn how the Ancient Greeks lived, how they governed themselves, and what they did for fun.
ISBE Standards: Social Science: CV.1.3; CV.2.4; CV.1.6-8.LC; CV.1.6-8.MdC; CV.4.6 -8.LC; G.2.6-8.LC; G.2.6-8.MC; G.4.6-8.LC; H.3.3; H.2.4-5; .H.3.6-8.LC
Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1, SL.3.1.B, SL.3.1.C, SL.3.1.D, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, SL.3.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1, SL.4.1.B, SL.4.1.C, 4.1.D, SL.4.2, SL.4.3, SL.4.4, SL.4.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1, SL.5.1.B, SL.5.1.C, SL.5.1.D, SL.5.2, SL.5.3, SL.5.4, SL.5.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1, SL.6.1.B, SL.6.1.C, SL.6.1.D, SL.6.2, SL.6.4, SL.6.6 ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

 

Loot of the Afterlife (Grades 4-6)

Students will learn the difference between burials different members of ancient Greek society, such as kings, soldiers, women, and farmers, by investigating artifacts related to ancient Greek burials. They will compare and contrast the artifacts to determine if they belong to an elite burial or a working-class burial.

ISBE Standards: Social Science: IS.1.3-5; IS.2.3-5; CV.1.6-8.LC; G.4.6-8.LC; EC.1.6-8.LC; EC.FL.1.6-8.LC; H.2.4-5, H.3.6-8.LC
Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1, SL.4.1.B, SL.4.1.C, 4.1.D, SL.4.2, SL.4.3, SL.4.4, SL.4.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1, SL.5.1.B, SL.5.1.C, SL.5.1.D, SL.5.2, SL.5.3, SL.5.4, SL.5.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1, SL.6.1.B, SL.6.1.C, SL.6.1.D, SL.6.2, SL.6.4, SL.6.6 ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
 

Routes of Diversity (Grades 3-6)

Includes docent-led tour

What defines culture? What elements are parts of a cultural identity? How did immigrants bring diversity to the United States? Students will examine cross-cultural routes of immigration through stories and artifacts of a wide range of Greek immigrants from mainland Greece and surrounding areas. They will engage in dialogue about diversity, cultures, and heritage incorporating their unique identities.

ISBE Standards: Social Science: H.2.3-5; H.3.3; CV.3.4; G.1.5; CV.6-8.LC,MdC,MC;
Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1; SL.3.1D; SL.3.3; SL.3.4; L.3.1; L.3.3; L.3.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1; SL.4.1D; SL.4.3; SL.4.4; L.4.1; L.4.3; L.4.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1; SL.5.1D; SL.5.4; L.5.1; L.5.3; L.5.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1; SL.6.1D; SL.6.4; L.6.1; L.6.3; L.6.6
 

Culture Shock: Tour of Reaching the American Dream (Grades 6-8)

Includes docent-led tour

Follow the journeys of Greek immigrants and learn how they adapted and assimilated to American life with diverse identities. Students will reflect on their own culture and how it influences their identity and their growing place in a complex world.

ISBE Standards: Social Science:CV.1.6-8.LC, MdC, MC; CV.3.6-8.LC, MdC, MC; CV.4.6 -8.LC; CV.6.6-8.LC, MdC; G.1.6-8.LC, MdC; G.2.6-8.LC, MdC, MC; G.3.6-8.LC, MdC; G.4.6-8.LC, MdC; EC.1.6-8.LC; EC.1.6-8.MdC; EC.FL.1.6-8.LC; H.1.6-8.LC, MdC, MC; H.2.6-8.LC, MdC; H.3.6-8.LC; H.4.6-8.LC
Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1, SL.6.1.B , SL.6.1.C, SL.6.1.D, SL.6.2, SL.6.4, SL.6.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1, SL.7.1.B, SL.7.1.C, SL.7.1.D, SL.7.2, SL.7.4, SL.7.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1, SL.8.1.B, SL.8.1.C, SL.8.1.D, SL.8.2, SL.8.4, SL.8.6 ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2; RH.6-8.9
 

Voices of the Past: Oral Histories and Preserving Heritage (Grades 7-10)

Includes docent-led tour

Hear directly from the past through the NHM Oral History Collection. Listen to Greek immigrants’ stories about their homeland and why they immigrated. Students will learn about how to interview others to gather personal stories. Students will learn the basics of interviewing others with developing listening and dialogue skills.

ISBE Standards: Social Science: CV.3.6-8.LC, MdC, MC; CV.5.9-12; G.4.9-12; G.5.9-12; G.3.6-8.LC,MdC,MC; G.6.9-12; G.7.9-12; G.4.6-8.LC; G.9.9-12; G.10.9-12; H.6.9-12; Anth.4.9-12

Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1; SL.7.1.C; SL.7.1.D; SL.7.2; L.7.1 ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1; SL.8.1.C; SL.8.1.D; SL.8.2; L.8.1; ELA-LITERACY.SL.9.1; SL.9.1.C; SL.9.1.D; SL.9.2; L.8.1 ELA-LITERACY.SL.10.1; SL.10.1.C; SL.10.1.D; SL.10.2; L.10.1 ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1; RH.6-8.2 ELA LITERACY.RH.9-10.1; RH.9-10.2

 

Community Conversations (Grades 9-12)

Includes docent-led tour

What makes up a community? And how do we define our own? Using the creation of the Greek communities in Chicago as an example, students will communicate what makes up their own communities. They will engage in discussion and explore the Greek immigrant story as they reflect on their own created community spaces.

ISBE Standards: Social Science: CV.5.9-12; G.6.9-12; G.6.9-12; H.3.9-12; H.7.9-12; Anth.2.9-12; Soc.2.9-12; Soc.4.9-12; Soc.5.9-12

Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1; SL.9-10.1.C; SL.9-10.1.D; SL.9-10.6; L.9-10.1 ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1; SL.11-12.1.C; SL.11-12.1D; SL.11-12.6; L.11-12.1

 

Democracy in Action: Herakles vs. The Nemean Lion (Grades 6-8)

By examining Ancient Greek voting artifacts, students will understand the concepts of democracy, voting, and how ancient Greek ideas still influence today’s society. Later, they will participate in a mock trial charging Herakles for slaying the Nemean lion as part of his Labors.

ISBE Standards: Social Science: IS.6.6-8.LC; IS.7.6-8; CV.1.6-8.LC, MdC, MC; CV.3.6-8.LC, MdC, MC; CV.6.6-8.MdC; H.3.6-8.LC, MdC

Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1, SL.6.1.C, SL.6.1.D, SL.6.2, SL.6.3; SL.6.4, SL.6.6; W.6.1 ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1, SL., SL.7.1.C, SL.7.1.D, SL.7.2, SL.7.3; SL.7.4, SL.7.6; W.7.1 ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1, SL., SL.8.1.C, SL.8.1.D, SL.8.2, SL.8.3; SL.8.4, SL.8.6; W.8.1 ELA-LITERACY., RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4

 

Democracy in Action: The Odyssey on Trial (Grades 9-12)

By examining ancient Greek voting artifacts, students will understand the concepts of voting and the relationship between decision, action, and consequence. They will compare and contrast the voting systems in Ancient Greece and the United States. Finally, they will participate in a mock trial, charging Poseidon with the death of Odysseus’s men in the Odyssey.

ISBE Standards: Social Science: IS.6.9-12; IS.7.9-12; CV.1.9-12; CV.2.9-12; CV.3.9-12; CV.5.9-12; CV.7.9-12; H.1.9-12; H.3.9-12; H.5.9-12; H.7.9-12

Common Core Standards: ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1C, SL.9-10.1.D, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6 ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1, , SL.11-12.1.C, SL.11-12.1.D, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.3, SL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.6

 

 

Fill out the School Field Trip Request Form to book your class trip.

For questions about school groups, contact

Dan Perkey, School and Docent Coordinator
(312) 655-1234, ext. 29
dperkey@hellenicmuseum.org