Educational travel connects the student to the experience. Instead of learning from books, young travels get to experience the traditional subjects – from science to social studies, from literature to art – in a hands-on way. The world becomes the classroom – and learning becomes a lifelong adventure!
A few months before my oldest son graduated college, our family planned a getaway. As a family, traveling usually brings us down one of two paths – one of non-stop amusement/entertainment (think Disney World) or one of well-needed relaxation (our beloved Jersey shore). But this time, we planned a getaway weekend to Gettysburg specifically with our favorite history-and-education major in mind. He was wanted to see firsthand the battlefields and barricades that he had studied. After all, it’s one thing to get your knowledge from a book. It’s an altogether different experience when you see the fields that were the backdrop for the bloodiest battle in the Civil War, the place that inspired one of the most famous speeches of all time. I don’t think my kids will ever again hear, “Four score and seven years ago,” without remembering what they took in at Gettysburg.
Travel and education go hand in hand, no matter where your paths may lead. Travel lends itself to any school subject, as we gain insight from the places we go and the people we meet. Our educational journeys may have us walking in the steps of great leaders, learning behind the scenes about the latest technology, or tasting the food of a culture half a globe away.
And of course, the writers at TMOM are all about making every trip a learning experience. After all, MOM is part of our name! A quick
look at our posts will find us teaching respect for the environment, exploring world heritage sites, getting a hands on geology lesson, and making learning fun at a major museum. In fact, we believe that travel at its best is an educational experience – and that’s what we’re talking about at our next Twitter party.
Ready to learn all about educational travel from those in the know at #TMOM ? Then join us on Monday, August 24, and immerse yourself in the instruction – and the fun. Share your own ideas of connecting education to travel, and pick up a few tips we’ve learned along the way.
WHAT: #TMOM Twitter Party – Educational Travel (The World is Our Classroom!)
WHEN: August 24, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)
HOW TO JOIN: Follow the #TMOM hashtag
SPREAD THE WORD: Tweet Learn to make the world your classroom. Join #TMOM Monday 8/24 9pm ET, when we’re discussing educational travel! #familytravel