32 Virtual Field Trips for American History. When we venture out on field trips, our kids get first hand experiences that a book can never mimic. At the same time, homeschool field trips can be stressful, time consuming, and sometimes expensive. Weather is an added factor to consider with outdoor events such as a Civil War re-enactment. One alternative to packing snacks, loading the van, and buying tickets is the virtual field trip. Click here to grab some ideas!