Middle Childhood Expedition 2013-2014
- How the westward movement affected Idaho, and the whole country - cities established, gold rush, conflict?
- Exploration, migration and expansion: Why move?
- Cultural/social development: miners, Chinese, farmers, missionaries, different cultural groups, Native Americans
- Economic influences: basic economic concepts, influences on economic systems
The Westward HO! Expedition will take students through three inquiry case studies:
- Case Study #1 will focus on Early Idaho. How does Idaho fit in the bigger world around us? This Case Study will also include a Native American and Early Explorers study.
- Case Study #2 will dig deep in to the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
- Case Study #3 will end our expedition with a simulation of pioneers traveling west on the Oregon Trail.
Middle Childhood Expedition 2012-2013 : Boise River Expedition
“The song of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.” – Buffalo Joe
Middle Childhood will study how and why the Boise River is a vital component of Boise city and the state of Idaho. Students will be able to make concrete connections to river/water experiences and river habitat through our inquiry.
The Boise River Expedition will take students through three inquiry case studies:
- Case Study #1 will introduce the Boise River and its importance.
- Case Study #2 will focus on the Boise River’s habitat and living systems.
- Case Study #3 will end our expedition with discussion and exploration into the human interaction with the Boise River over time.