"You are the best field trip ever. . . The Rosson House was so fun, I wish you could sell it to me."– Tristan, age 9
for a journey back in time with your students and learn how people lived in early Phoenix. Our field trips and traveling trunk promote learning, innovation, and imagination. History and culture come to life through engagement with artifacts, analysis of primary sources, and experience with hands-on activities. Travel to us for a field trip or check out a trunk so the field trip can come to you.
Traveling Trunk: Arizona's Five Cs
This brand new Traveling Trunk, developed with a generous grant from Kinder Morgan, uses Arizona’s traditional 5 C’s—climate, cotton, citrus, cattle, and copper—to teach students about the development of the state. The trunk comes with lesson plans, hands-on activities, primary source materials, and some genuine artifacts, including a branding iron and a miner’s lamp!
Each lesson plan is designed to meet State of Arizona Learning Standards for 3rd and 4th grade students.
Please fill out this online form if you would like to check out the Arizona’s 5 Cs traveling trunk.
Traveling Trunk: A Child's Life in 1900
Can’t make it to the Rosson House Museum with your class?
Our traveling trunk is a portable version of Heritage Square’s on-site field trip. The trunk includes 5 lesson plans and hands-on activities so that children can experience “A Child’s Life in 1900” and understand the dramatic changes in lifestyles over the past 100 years.
The lessons and hands-on activities include a primary source activity, analyzing an early map of Phoenix, doing laundry using washboards and clotheslines, writing on slate boards, and playing the historic game of Graces. Each lesson plan is designed to meet State of Arizona Learning Standards for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Follow this link for details on curriculum alignment.
Please fill out this online form if you would like to check out the A Child’s Life in 1900 traveling trunk.
Bring your class to Heritage Square to learn more about local history! Learn more here.
Gather your group together for a homeschool field trip! Find out more about what we offer and how to book a field trip here.
Girl Scout Visits
Bring your Troop to Heritage Square to get a Playing the Past badge or a Junior Historian patch! Learn more about it here.