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4th Grade California History Education Program




SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

2015 Dates:
January 26th - March 6th
and
April 13th - May 15th
Monday through Friday at 10:00 am

This program meets the curriculum requirements for 4th grade history/social science
 standards for California public schools (Section 4.3 and one-half of Section 4.4).

This program is approximately 2 1/2 hours (including lunch). A Party Pavilion will be available if students
and teachers choose to bring a sack lunch and enjoy it at the end of the program.


COSTS

$14.00 per student (75 student minimum) 
■  $3.00 per adult
 Teachers are FREE!
 

If your class has fewer than 75 students, please call us to discuss program options.

Regular train tickets, coupons, special promotions, and other discounts are not valid for this program.
 

 
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2015 Program Dates: Coming Soon

Reservations will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015. 

Reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking. Space is limited.

Cost: $14.00 per student    $3.00 per adult

Regular train tickets, coupons, special promotions, and other discounts are not valid for this program.

Advanced reservations must be made.

Open to the public one day only - 2015 date coming soon. Click here for information.

To view pictures of the 4th Grade California History Program,

visit the photo gallery.  
 
 

For more information, or to make a reservation,

please call Irvine Park Railroad at (714) 997-3968.


 


 

CA History Education Program - Train Rides  

Train Rides 
 

The train takes both students and teachers on a trip through beautiful and scenic Irvine Regional Park. The train ride is narrated by the engineer and students will learn about the history of California and the transcontinental railroad. 

Fulfills CA Standards: Section 4.3 #1 & 5; Section 4.4 #1
 

 
 

 

CA History Education Program - Miner's Shaft  

Miner's Shaft
 

Students will have fun as they explore the depths of the mine shaft constructed for the 4th Grade California History Education Program.
Children will also be able to see the types of tools used to dig and navigate through the mines.


Fulfills CA Standards: Section 4.3 #1 & #3, Section 4.4 #2 
  

 

 


 

CA History Education Program - Panning for Gold  

Panning for Gold
 

 Students will experience panning for gold using a working water trough. While panning, they will be educated on tools used to pan, the rush in economy and population growth in California.

Fulfills CA Standards: Section 4.3 #3, #4, & #5, Section 4.4 #2

 

 


 

CA History Education Program - Miner's Camp  

Miner's Camp 
 

Students
will experience a fun and real life demonstration given by a "49er" on life during the gold rush. This camp has all of the daily tools and equipment used during life in the 1840s. Visitors will have fun - as the miners did - as they rope "cattle" and learn games that helped pass time for the miners.

Fulfills CA Standards: Section 4.4 #2, #3 & #4
 

 

 


 

CA History Education Program - Water Wheel Demonstration  

Water Wheel Demonstration
 

The water wheel demonstration is a true-to-life replica of a water wheel. Students and teachers will enjoy the water wheel and learn the importance of water during the gold rush.

Fulfills CA Standards: Section 4.4 #6 & #7

 

CA History Education Program - Transportation  

Wagons, Buggies & Transportation
 

This portion of the program includes routes that settlers took to get to California from all directions and the lives they led while making the cross-country journey. A presentation will be made on important California history leaders including James Beckworth, John Bidwell, John C. Fremont and others.

Fulfills CA Standards: 4.3 #2 and #4

 

 


 

This standards-based field trip is for 4th grade elementary school children. The field trip fulfills Grade Four State of California curriculum requirements. Irvine Regional Park is located in Orange County and is a short drive from Los Angeles County, San Diego County and Riverside County. For more information, or to make a reservation for this 4th grade field trip social studies program, please call Irvine Park Railroad at (714) 997-3968.

"The best field trip in my 14 years of teaching! Very organized, lots of information was effectively taught and the staff is very kind and made it fun. Thank you!"

Hansen Elementary School, Anaheim


"This is one of the best field trips that I have taken students on. Very informative. Excellent job!

Logden Elementary School, Temple City


"Everything about the experience was wonderful, thank you."  

Del Cerro Elementary School, Mission Viejo


"Amazing! You brought history to life. It was my very favorite field trip in 11 years of teaching".

Hansen Elementary School, Anaheim


"I want to let you know that I was very impressed with the planning and effort you put into this great Gold Rush field trip. You did a marvelous job. The docents were all adept

at keeping the students engaged and focused on each particular station. My students got more out of these two hours than from the textbook studying".

Estock Elementary School, Tustin

 



 

 
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