Lesson Plan

Journaling

Students climbing a volcano

Students climbing a volcano

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Subject:
Ecology, History, Writing
Duration:
4-5 hours
Group Size:
60 or more
Setting:
outdoors
National/State Standards:
CCRA.W.3
NGSS.SEP.8

Overview

Students enhance their learning experience at Craters by using a Student Journal while on their field trip. (FIELD TRIP ACTIVITY)

Objective(s)

  • Students will be able to determine the amount of time their bus journey would have taken had they walked or ridden a horse or wagon.
  • Students will record their thoughts, art, observations, etc. in their personal field journal.
  • Students will record the places they visited while on their tour of Craters.
  • Students will draw a Craters ecosystem and label its living and non-living parts.

Background

The Student Journal is intended to focus the students' learning while they explore Craters of the Moon. It will help to reinforce the knowledge they have already gained through their classroom study of Craters geology, cultural history, and ecology. Upon returning to the school, the teacher can instruct the students to refer to their Journal notes for further Craters exploration. The Student Journal is for the students to keep and may be the only tangible thing they have from their visit to the Monument.

From the Teacher's Guide to Craters of the Moon.

Materials

Student Journal

answers to Craters Bingo

Procedure

Assessment

Explain a grading policy for the students and/or tell them that their
success on future assignments hinges on their thoughtful responses in
their Journal.