Historic Oak View Virtual Group Programs

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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 computer screen.

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

Historic Oak View County Park offers curriculum-based educational programs for students to use the lens of change over time to learn about the daily lives of 19th and 20th century farmers. Through interactive and engaging presentations, your students will gain a deeper understanding of the lives of the people –  enslaved and free, landowner and landless – who lived, worked, and built community at Oak View before and after the Civil War.

Elementary School Programs

In the Farm's Kitchen

Through an engaging presentation in the 1825 plank kitchen, students will learn about the history of southern foodways and the cultural fusions that shaped the region's diverse food systems. Students will discover the story of Eliza Hutchings, an enslaved woman, and how the transition from slavery to freedom affected the domestic work and skills of women in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Planning Your Virtual Visit

About our Virtual Field Trips

Our virtual field trips are live, 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 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. You 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@wake.gov 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 Trip Meets These NC Essential Standards

Second Grade

2.B.1.1 Identify the various values and beliefs of diverse cultures that have shaped American identity.

2.G.1.3 Interpret how the movement of people, goods, and ideas has impacted the regional development of America.

2.H.1.1 Summarize contributions of various women, indigenous, religious, racial, and other minority groups that have impacted American history.

2.H.1.2 Explain ways in which various historical events have shaped American history.

Third Grade

B.1.1 Explain how the values, beliefs, and cultures of various indigenous, religious, racial and other groups contribute to the development of local communities and the state.

3.E.1.2 Explain how the natural resources of a region impact the production and consumption of goods in local communities.

3.G.1.3 Explain how movement of goods, people, and ideas is impacted by the geography of a place or region.

3.H.1.1 Explain how the experiences and achievements of women, indigenous, religious, and racial groups have contributed to the development of the local community.

3.H.1.2 Explain the lasting impact historical events have had on local communities.

Fourth Grade

4.B.1.2 Explain how the values and beliefs of various indigenous, religious, and racial groups have contributed to the development of North Carolina.

4.G.1.3 Summarize the reasons for forced and voluntary migration to, from, and within North Carolina.

4.H.1.1 Explain how the experiences and achievements of minorities, indigenous groups, and marginalized people have contributed to change and innovation in North Carolina.

4.H.1.2 Summarize the changing roles of women, indigenous populations and racial groups throughout the history of North Carolina.

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