we bring

the kids to old town


educational tour : "explore the past "

The 4th Grade Program

will... · Foster historical thinking and deepen understanding of life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872 by visiting and experiencing “primary source” locations. · Develop and apply thinking and learning aligned to Common Core State Standards including: citing evidence, reasoning and rationale, research, perspective and point of view, and argumentation. · Develop an appreciation for the contributions of diverse groups in the history of California as well as recognizing and understanding the impacts and influence of bias, prejudice, and discrimination. · Program runs weekdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm with visits to various State Park sites, the Mormon Battalion U.S. Army of the West, and a lunch break.

Grant Funding will be available

GRANT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE This Grant is available to all schools throughout San Diego County through the Old Town San Diego Foundation. Please contact The Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, for Tour information, all contacts listed below. OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION Grant Application: will be available Early 2014fieldtrips.oldtownsandiego@gmail.com


SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT W: 619-725-5574 OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO STATE HISTORIC PARK Contact the Old Town State Historic Park Educational Tour Coordinator at 619-688-3362 or email oldtown.sandiegoshp@parks.ca.gov. for details of the tour and procedures. Follow these steps to book your class’s and/or school’s trip: 1. Designate a school site coordinator who will get site administrator approval and organize the trip. 2. School site coordinator schedules tour with: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Educational Tour Coordinator at 619-688-3362 or email oldtown.sandiegoshp@parks.ca.gov for details of the tour and procedures.

Enhance your self-guided experience with the Historical Backpack Program!


• California Time Travelers Program • Educational Tour: "Explore the Past" • Self-Guided School Visit

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