Panning for gold out of the American River during 49er Fun's living history field trips


Rope making with Rock-N-Water's 49er Fun living history field trips

California Living History

Exploring the past to collect lessons for the heart.

Rock-N-Water offers a variety of living history programs that take your class on unforgettable adventures where students study history that's alive! 3rd and 4th graders pretend to go back in time where they learn about history by living and partaking in the everyday activities of the past(living history). Experiential learning isn't just a great way to study the past, it's also a highly effective tool for teaching spiritual lessons. Our staff become characters from the past such as pioneers, gold miners, immigrants, or Native American Indians, and they will weave the joy and love of God's living Word into every activity, including having fun along the way!

Living history field trip options

We offer two experiential learning field trips for 3rd and 4th grade students:

  • Maidu Discovery - Primarily designed for 3rd grade classes studying Native American history. Students will enjoy a day of activities that, through experiential learning, will teach them what life was like before the gold rush.
  • 49er Fun - Primarily designed for 4th grade classes, these living history field trips will bring to life California history and specifically the Gold Rush of 1849 that they will be studying in the classroom.


    Elementary School

    3rd Grade Field Trips    Synopsis

    4th Grade Campouts    The Greenhorn
       The Mother Lode
       The Prospector
       The Double Jack

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