Funeral Home/Cemetery Homeschool Field Trip
(Scottsdale, AZ, USA)
A local cemetery and funeral home was a wonderful homeschool field trip and resource for myself and my 8 year old daughter recently.
We met a female funeral director and spoke with her about her career and courses that she needed to become licensed. She gave us a tour of the funeral home, and answered my daughter's questions professionally, yet age appropriately.
The family who owned the mortuary owned a cemetery, also. We went there and learned about the history of the area, practiced our math from the dates on the markers, did rubbings of the markers, learned how different religions care for their dead, a little about cremation and grave markers. It was an enlightening experience. They were very pleasant. And, it was free!