Historic Oak View Virtual Group Programs

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Until we can gather again, Historic Oak View County Park is excited to offer engaging virtual field trip programs for groups. Get an interactive, educational experience from the safety and comfort of your own home.

School classes, Boy and Girl Scouts, clubs, homeschool groups, retirement communities, and other organizations can sign up for an educational program to enjoy online.

Oak View's educational programming offers opportunities for students to learn about important parts of North Carolina's diverse agricultural past through the lives and experiences of 19th and 20th century farmers. Our educators lead engaging and interactive virtual presentations, providing your students with a deeper understanding of the lives of all people, free and enslaved, landowner and landless, who lived and worked at Oak View before and after the Civil War.

Elementary School Programs

In the Farm's Kitchen

Explore daily work done in and around the farm's kitchen and how kitchen chores have changed over time. Through an engaging presentation in the 1825 plank kitchen, students will discover the story of Eliza Hutchings, an enslaved woman who worked for the Williams family, and how she built a life after Emancipation. By learning more about changes over time in daily work done in and around the farm's kitchen, students will understand how Eliza created a home and took care of her family.

Planning Your Virtual Visit

About our Virtual Field Trips

Our virtual field trips are live, Oak View educator-led presentations. The program lasts about 30 minutes long and encourages students to think critically about the past.

There is no fee for virtual field trips. We recommend scheduling one program session per class, and we can offer multiple dates, times and program sessions to best fit your needs.

Our virtual programs use Zoom or Google Meet. Students will need internet access and either a computer, tablet or phone to join the presentation.

The program also comes with its own activity packet, offered in both PDF and Google Classroom-ready formats, to digitally extend the program content with additional informational videos and activities.


Book your Virtual Field Trips

All virtual field trips must be scheduled in advance. Please contact Assistant Park Manager–Education Abby Kellerman at abigail.kellerman@wakegov.com or call 919-212-7695 with any questions.

Submit your virtual field trip request online. Please note that programs are not finalized until you receive an email confirming your program request.

Our Virtual Field Trips Meet These NC Essential Standards

Kindergarten & First Grade

K.B.1 Understand cultural practices in local communities and around the world.

K.G.2 Understand interactions between humans and the environment.

K.H.1 Understand change over time.

1.B.1 Understand how culture, values, and beliefs shape people, places, and environments.

1.H.1 Understand how people and events have changed society over time.

Second & Third Grade

2.B.1 Understand how values and beliefs shape culture in America.

2.C&G.1 Understand how freedom, equality, and democracy contribute to the government of America.

2.G.1 Understand how interaction between humans and the physical environment is impacted by movement and settlement.

2.H.1 Understand how various people and events have shaped America.

3.B.1 Understand how values and beliefs of individuals and groups influence communities.

3.G.1 Understand how geography impacts the development of regions and communities.

3.H.1 Understand how various people and historical events have shaped local communities.

Fourth and Fifth Grade

4.B.1 Understand ways in which values and beliefs have influenced the development of North Carolina’s identity as a state.

4.G.1 Understand the role geography has played in the development of North Carolina.

4.H.1 Understand the role of various people, events, and ideas in shaping North Carolina.

5.B.1 Understand ways in which values and beliefs have influenced the development of the United States.

5.G.1 Understand the ways in which geographic factors and features have influenced development of the United States.

5.H.1 Understand the role of various people, events, and ideas in shaping the United States.

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