Pre- & Post-Visit Resources
The videos, books, documents and activities listed with each field trip can be used to introduce topics before the trip or to reinforce concepts after the trip.
Eco-Exploration: Biodiversity and Adaptations in Multiple Ecosystems
The Circle of Life: Exploring Energy Through Cycles
Tree Talk: The Tremendous Life of a Tree
What’s the Buzz: Exploring Plant Adaptations, Pollinators, and Biodiversity
Ponder This: Cantigny Ponds and Human Impact
Video: How Wolves Changed Rivers (Grades 6-12)
Q-Storm can help get you started. Use the exhibit as a source. The soldier story pods have male and female soldiers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds talking about the missions they went on and how they felt about their service. The tank battle recreation and counterinsurgency house raid virtual reality will allow students to see a mission from the soldier perspective. The visitor engagement interactive allows students delve deeply into the decision-making process about when and where to deploy our military. The artifacts tell a story about the tools used and the exhibit text provides context. Additional research and a debrief can be done in the classroom.
Help your students prepare by sharing wayfinding information about the McCormick House