Going outdoors on field trips have long been a staple of the history curriculum. From Warwick Castle of the Battlefields of Flanders, history teachers have always sought to enrich their curriculum by getting their students hands-on in the places where history happened.
The new 9-1 GCSE courses insist that students study a historical location. Even though there is no compulsion to actually go visit a site, we all know that history field trips are going to be a key component of our teaching. They will enhance student engagement and understanding.
What follows are 6 points to guide anyone who is planning on venturing outdoors with their students.