I am currently in the beautiful province of British Columbia for the last week of my 3 week vacation, and today I thought to myself, “Should you be allowed to take students on fieldtrips outside of the province?”
The reason I thought of this is tonight, I was able to witness some of the coolest things nature has to offer, but you can’t see everywhere. So, my question to you, my blog readers, should we be willing or even allowed to take students on field trips to other provinces, states, or even countries to make their learning more practical, applicable, and relatable?!
So, here is a photograph I took in BC last year with my wonderful Nikon D3100 DSLR camera. If you cannot tell, that is a Native West Coast hand carved totem pole with the forest in the background. Beside the totem, is a palm tree.
I would use this photograph in my classroom for many reasons:
1) It brings culture and diversity into the classroom and allows for an open, safe and inclusive environment.
2) It can be used as a talking piece to center a lesson around First Nations Art.
3) You can use it to talk about the environment and how First Nations view the environment and our land. Also, you can talk about the totem pole and what it represents.
A really cool picture I found, almost looks like tie-dye. Anyways, I think this is a great piece to use when teaching primary grades about the primary colors, colors in general or even shades of colors! It can also be used in math when teaching area, comparisons and even estimation!
This is a really cool random photo I found, of crayons, on the internet. I think this would be really cool to use in primary grades when teaching about colors or in middle years when teaching estimation methods.