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Field Trips

Historic Johnson Farm is open for field trips for the 2021-2022 school year. Masks are required for everyone inside any of the buildings but are optional outside. Field trips are free of charge for HCPS students and $3 a student for other school districts, private schools, and home school groups. Please call the farm at 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to schedule your field trip.

All field trips include a tour of the farm house, visit with the farm animals, and a number of hands-on, interactive components based on the students’ grade level. Examples include a one-room school house lesson, a visit with the Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists, a nature scavenger hunt, and more. Groups are welcome to end their trip with a picnic lunch.

Students sit in the replica one-room schoolhouse.

Students participate in a one-room school house lesson.

Historic Johnson Farm will continue to offer virtual field trips. These live, interactive programs cover a range of topics and grade levels. Programs for Henderson County classes are free of charge. Virtual field trips for all other school districts will cost $25 per program. Please call the farm at 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to schedule your field trip.

Then and Now-K, 1, 2
Students will compare childhood in 1900 to childhood today by studying primary source photos. Students will discuss changes in school, clothing, and toys.
K.H.1, K.H.1.1
1.H.1, 1.H.1.1
2.H.1, 2.H.1.3

Farm Life-K, 1
What do farmers do? Using the Johnson Family as an example, students will learn about the food and supplies farms provide. We will discuss changes in farming through the years as well as life cycles of plants and animals.
K.H.1, K.H.1.1, K.E.1.1, K.E.1.2
1.H.1, 1.H.1.1, 1.E.1.1

Farm House Tour-2, 3, 4, 5
Who were the Johnsons, and what did their house look like? How have household items changed over time? Includes artifact ID game.
2.H.1, 2.H.1.2, 2.H.1.3
3.H.1, 3.H.2, 3.H.2.1
4.H.1.3

NC Symbols and Geography-3, 4, 5 
Students will learn about the regions of NC and what makes each one special. Then, they will play a game of “Guess the state symbol.”
3.G.1.6, 3.E.1, 3.E.1.2
4.H.1.2, 4.H.2, 4.H.2.2
5.G.1, 5.G.1.1, 5.H.1.1, 5.C.1.3