Immanuel Lutheran School is blessed to be located near unique local learning opportunities and one of the largest cities in America with resources that promote and help define the learning experiences of our students. Each grade level has field experiences that are designed to promote inquiry in our students and discover their God given passions.
For students to gain the greatest benefit, field education is thoughtfully chosen and relates to standards, curriculum, and the students’ interests. Our teachers use best practices by introducing a field education experience in advance and providing opportunities for the students to apply new concepts and information in the days after the experience.
On the day of the event, teachers actively engage the students by discussing the context and their observations, and by encouraging the children to explore, question, and think critically about their experience. The field experience is carried into the classroom as the teacher integrates it into lessons.
Recent field experiences include but are not limited to:
Preschool: DuPage Children's Museum, Batavia Public Library, Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia Fire Station
Elementary: Norton Farm, Batavia Riverwalk, Batavia Fine Arts Center, DuPage Country Airport, Kuiper's Farm, Batavia Depot Museum, Fermilab, Phil's Friends, All-State Arena, Cantigny, Wheaton College Wade Center
Middle School: Medieval Times; Walcamp Outdoor Ministries; Feed My Starving Children; Sci-Tech; Feed My Starving Children; Holocaust Museum; Museum of Science and Industry; Field Museum; Springfield, Illinois; Washington, D.C.