ISABC Pro-D Day 2014, St George’s School
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Friday, February 7 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Primitive Project – a discussion on creating memorable cross-curricular experiences LIMITED

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Over the past 2 years, I have been bringing a deer hide into the Grade 7 classroom to use with my students as part of a Primitive Project. The goal is to create a cross-curricular, hands-on experience that the students will never forget. The kids end up taking the hide from being the pelt of a deer to becoming material (buckskin) that they can work with in an Art project. With the Primitive Project, the students also learn about food preservation methods by creating venison jerky, and get a chance to work together in groups to create friction fire kits with which they start fires. This project ends up tying Science (ecosystems, chemistry), Social Studies (ancient civilizations), and Art together with the added discussion of where food/leather comes from, thrown in.

In this session, we will talk about attempts to make learning a hands-on experience, and ways in which to build projects that are cross-curricular. We will discuss what is it like to take the risk of starting a project with which you may have little or no experience. Participants will have a chance observe/work with deer hides a multiple stages of completeness (you don't have to get your hands messy - but you can if you want to!). The take away from this session will hopefully involve building excitement about bringing your own hands-on, cross-curricular project into your classroom.


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Jason Camp

Middle School Teacher, York House School
I have enjoyed implementing cross-curricular, nature-based, hands-on experiential learning opportunities at YHS for the past 11 years.

Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

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