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One of the truly fun benefits of any homeschool program is the opportunity to travel for educational field trips. The scheduling of educational field trips is much easier as homeschool families are able to take educational vacations without regard to the standard school schedule. If you are interested in visiting local or long distance historical locations, the information is as close as the Internet. To get started, use your computer and favorite search engine, enter the words “homeschool field trips” into the search line. In moments you will have a variety of different websites that will provide detailed explanations about educational field trip locations all across the nation. Using Website resources to access state specific field trip locations will provide assistance as you plan your homeschool programs and units of study. Planning your field trips to work with your curriculum is a fantastic way to extend the learning opportunities for your children. But what if the location your child wants to visit is just beyond your financial boundaries; today with the Internet it is often possible to take virtual tours of famous locations around the world.
Encourage your child to use search engines to locate possible virtual tour locations that you might visit together. Using the internet in this way and encouraging your child to be the responsible virtual field trip planner will allow for the building of independence while in the safety of your own home. If your child needs assistance, make sure that they have exhausted all possible searches prior to requesting your assistance, teaching research skills is an ongoing part of any homeschool plan and using the internet as part of your homeschool online curriculum is a key element for success in the technological world in which we live.