School Field Trips to the Pearl S. Buck House Grades 5-8

A National Historic Landmark Museum

The Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark museum in Bucks County, PA, was the home of Pearl S. Buck and her family. The beautiful and iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse contains a rich, intact collection from the extraordinary (the typewriter on which she wrote The Good Earth) to the ordinary (a closet full of board games her family played).

The Pearl S. Buck House, known as Green Hills Farm, offers a variety of educational programs for k-12 students. The museum is one of a few National Historic Landmarks committed to preserving the legacy of a woman with an intact personal collection. Programs meet Pennsylvania Standards and can be tailored or customized to educator needs. Programs are available Tuesday-Friday, year-round. Public, private, and home schools welcome.

Mission of the Pearl S. Buck House

The Pearl S. Buck House will continue the legacy of Pearl S. Buck through preservation, interpretation, storytelling, and dialogue, linking the past to the present, to engage diverse audiences, while educating, inspiring, and empowering visitors to become active citizens and humanitarians.

Vision of the Pearl S. Buck House

The Pearl S. Buck House will inspire every visitor, through story and dialogue, to take action and make our world a better place.

Field Trip Offerings for Grades 5-8

East and West

  • Compare and contrast Eastern and Western everyday objects
  • Discover how to have cultural awareness and understanding through Pearl Buck’s life story


Look Outside the Box

  • Learn to look beneath the surface of art and historic spaces using Harvard School of Education Visual Thinking Strategies to promote critical thinking skills with primary sources


The Big Wave Workshop

  • Choose from a number of activities offered to enhance discussions and ELA skills after reading The Big Wave by Pearl Buck. The Big Wave is a short chapter book set in Japan following a tsunami. Activity descriptions available by request.


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The Good Earth Typewriter

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