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All lessons are designed to meet Core Curriculum and Next Generation Science Standards. It is imperative that teachers contact the KCOEC prior to their trip so that the lessons can be appropriate and meaningful.


Curriculum Guide to Lessons


Scope & Sequence by Grade Level

MAP AND COMPASS

Students learn about map symbols, directions, and how to read a map. Eventually students use a map to follow a short course as a group, and finally follow a longer course on their own. The compass is introduced as a tool to use with the map. Older students may try Orienteering, which involves the use of the map and compass together to navigate through the woods on an unfamiliar course. Students may also be introduced to GPS and navigate routes using this technology.

LIVING HISTORY

Second graders can go back in time to learn about Native American culture or Pilgrims establishing themselves in the New World.  Pioneering is reserved for third graders; this area includes candle dipping, leather branding, rope making, fire starting with flint and steel, and pioneering tools. Fourth graders can learn about Illinois History or the Underground Railroad. Fifth graders enjoy learning about the French Fur Trade with the Voyageurs and Trappers. They may also opt for lessons on the American Revolution or the journey of Lewis and Clark.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

These lessons are unique to each group.  Offerings are dependent on the time of year, designed to be age appropriate, and related to what is being studied back at school.  Lessons cover topics, such as Ecosystems, Habitat studies (wetlands, woodlands, prairies, fields, etc), Animals (homes and behaviors), Insect Studies, Plant Studies (seeds, wildflowers, life-cyles), Soil and Water, Geology, Weather and Climate, and more.

TEAM BUILDING

Through simple games and initiatives, students learn about cooperation, communication, problem solving, and trust. The level of challenge increases with the age of the students. Younger students will experience group games and initiative problems. Older students will attempt the Teams Challenge Course, a series of physical obstacles. Each facilitator works with a group of 12 to 15 students.

Director | Deanna Bazan
Phone | 630-553-7108
Physical Address | 11285 Fox Road | Yorkville, IL 60560
Mailing Address | Regional Office of Education | 109 West Ridge Street | Yorkville, IL 60560

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