A worldwide emphasis on preserving sites of historical significance in the 20th century has created a rich arena for exploring major events from the modern era. As a history teacher, you will reinforce classroom learnings and draw meaningful links to the national curriculum with a tour to Europe, the US, or Asia. Walk in the footsteps of Kiwis and Aussies in the World War I battlefields in Belgium and the Somme. Alternatively, from the World War II perspective, explore the D-Day landing beaches from the Germans’ elevated position to promote an understanding of the Allies’ perilous advance from the sea.
Tour the East Coast of the US to visit sites of significance for the American Revolution and constitutional history, or the southern states to trace the Black Civil Rights movement. Experience the life of a 19th century soldier at an overnight Civil War camp!
Over the last several years, Vietnam and Cambodia have emerged as highly relevant destinations for analysis of modern warfare, and totalitarian states, as well as being culturally rich experiences. As one of the few remaining single-party socialist states, Vietnam also provides a platform for discussion of modern Communism.
Give your Classics students the opportunity to demonstrate their contextual understanding of the curriculum with a Classics tour to Greece and Italy. Explore the complex political and artistic ideas of ancient civilisations in the heart of Athens and Rome, while drawing comparisons to enduring beliefs and practices in the modern era in those same geographical areas.
"Thank you to you Jamie, and that of your team for putting together such a wonderful itinerary for the winners of this competition. What you managed to pack into our 10-day adventure was truly amazing. It might have seemed full on at the time but what Student Horizons organised meant the young people had the very best opportunity to see as much as possible in the time allowed us. I've just returned back to work and looking at the fabulous photos you took brings all the memories flooding back. Thanks again - I will never forget this experience!"
New Zealand Ministry of Education Chaperon
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“Student Horizons helped us to achieve the goal we set out with. We wanted to enrich the learning experience of our students by visiting historical sites that are important to our history. Every step of the way, Student Horizons was working with us to make that possible. Nothing was ever 'too hard' or dismissed and ultimately, that made the tour experience so life-changing for our students. The support we received from Student Horizons really helped our dreams as teachers come true, and resulted in a life-changing experience for our students.”
Tour Leader, Genesis Christian College – European Humanities Tour, March/April 2017