Progressive Ed Moments | Photo Album: Fourth Graders Go Hands-On During "Culture Days"
Fourth grade students at Orchard dive deep into their study of diverse cultures of early Indiana. Rather than sitting in a classroom, watching a video, or reading a book, we take our students outside on our 43-acre wooded campus.
This three day event is full of hands-on experiences where students are truly working like pioneers. From making food over a fire to learning how to throw a real atlatl, and from dressing like early cultures and using a real canoe (true to time period size) as shelter, students are given an "Only at Orchard" experience.
Progressive Education Tenet: Beyond traditional educational practices, knowledge is constructed through play, social interaction and direct experience, and this approach leads to academic achievement and success.
ICYMI: The video below was made during last year's "Culture Days" and the photos below are from this year.