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School Field Trips

School Field Trips – Learning is a trip!

Educational programs are tailored for students in grades K5-12, providing an up-close encounter with the past. Education staff and trained docents take students on a journey through our history. Programs align with South Carolina Social Studies standards. The following Time Travel programs are suggested for the grades listed but are able to be adjusted for your class needs.

Each program consists of two parts:

  • The History Lab provides hands-on experiences that explore historical topics.
  • The Exhibit encourages students to investigate oral histories, artifacts, and primary sources.

Core Programs

Our Community

Our Community: Then & Now

Investigate artifacts, photographs, and maps illustrating Greenville’s history as we explore how our community has changed with time.

SC Social Studies Standards
2-1, 2-3, 2-4

Digging Our History

Digging Our History

Unearth the connection between archaeology and history with a mini “dig” to find artifacts left behind by Native Americans.

SC Social Studies Standards
3-1, 3-2, 4-2

Our Stars & Stripes

Our Stars & Stripes

Compare patriots and loyalists during the American Revolution as we learn about the founding of our nation. Learn the history of our flag, important battles and key figures from SC.

SC Social Studies Standards
2-2, 3-3, 4-3

Our Ripple Effect

Our Ripple Effect

Explore the history of the Reedy River. Learn how the river was used and abused, and how starting in the 1970s a group of local environmentalists changed the river’s path for the better.

SC Social Studies Standards
K-1, K-4, 2-1, 2-4, 5-3, 5-6

Our Road to Union

Our Road to Union

Analyze the turbulent times of the mid-1800s through artifacts and images.  Identify the social, political, and fiscal concerns of South Carolina in years leading up to the Civil War.

SC Social Studies Standards
3-3, 3-4, 4-3, 4-4, 4-6

Training our Soldiers: WWII

Training our Soldiers: WWII

Examine artifacts from World War II to learn more about life on the home front.

 

SC Social Studies Standards
3-5, 5-1, 5-3, 5-4, 8-6

Civil Rights: Our Protests & Prayers

Civil Rights: Our Protests & Prayers

Listen to the oral histories of the student activists who led protests here in Greenville County, while discussing the hardships they overcame in their stand against inequality.

SC Social Studies Standards
5-1, 5-3, 5-5, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7

The Meaning of Money

Hover Box Element

Explore the changing role of currency throughout American history. Through playful games, students will explore trade and barter, savings and spending, rationing and more.

Upcoming Special Exhibit Related Programs

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog

Summer 2020 through October 26, 2020.

More details coming soon!

Guaranteeing Her Right...The 19th Amendment

On display now through February 14, 2021.

More details coming soon!

Hover Box Element

Ghost Trail: U.S. Marines and the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943

September 26, 2020 – February 14, 2021

More details coming soon!

For more information about school visits, click here.


To schedule a visit, please contact Kristen Pace.
Call: 864-467-3100 x118
Email: kristen@upcountryhistory.org


Can’t find a program that meets your needs? That’s okay, we are happy to discuss specialized programs with teachers. Please email us!


Can’t make the trip? Let us come to you! Click here for more information on our brand new On-the-Road program!


Need help with school visit funding? Ask about our school scholarships. Limited funding is available to assist with admission and transportation.