Archive for Social Studies

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Field Trip to the Grove

We had a fantastic time on our field trip yesterday to the Grove. While we were there, we learned so much about the Native American culture in the past 200 years. We even got to go inside a smaller version of a longhouse. It was interesting to learn some of the rituals, chores, and daily activities that every member of the family participated in. No matter the age or gender, everyone had important responsibilities to make sure that they had food to eat, a safe place to sleep, and clothing to wear. 

What did you enjoy most about our trip to the Grove? Did you find any of the chores/activities to be challenging? Were there any facts you learned that you found to be surprising? Below you can share more about your field trip experience. 


Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Exploring the Chicago History Museum

Yesterday we went to the Chicago History Museum. There was so much to see and do while we were there! We learned all about the history of Chicago and saw the long timeline of important events that have taken place. Some of you were even able to construct bridges to allow for boats of all sizes to pass through along the rivers. We saw an informative and exciting video that reenacted some of the events from Chicago History. In the sensing room, you all got an opportunity to learn what toppings are on a “true” Chicago hot dog by “becoming a hot dog.” You also got a glimpse of some common “smells” that existed in the various locations and time periods in Chicago. 

Reflect on your experience at the Chicago History Museum. You can share what you enjoyed most, what surprised you, and what new information you learned while you were there. IMG_6556IMG_2889IMG_6561

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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Touring the Southeast Region

Now that we have finished our tour of the Southeast, you have learned about many different places and activities to do there. If you could take a trip to any one place in the Southeast, which one would you most want to visit? What would you look forward to doing/seeing in that location?