Summer Camp in the Classroom is a simulation in which you transform your classroom into a campground. It has many computer related and non-computer related activities.
Students will work with team mates to select a campsite and map a route. They will participate as a team in learning about:local wildlife; fishing regulations; constellations; campfire cooking; plant, insect, weather, and water safety; using an obstacle course.
Campers will keep logs and scrapbooks while engaging in reading, writing and communication activities.
Many language, science and math activities have been incorporated into this cross-curricular webquest. It can be as long or as short as the teacher wishes and students of any age can take part. If the group is multi-age, older students can work with younger ones just as they would in any camp setting. Involvement, cooperation and participation are key words.
This lesson contains objectives, suggested materials, assessments, and websites as well as detailed lesson plans and procedures with original ideas. Visor, Camp Log cover and log entry sample are included.