I have been using The Walking Classroom now for quite a few years. Whenever I tell my kids that we are getting ready to do a lesson with The Walking Classroom, they get really excited!
There are so many good lessons that we have listened to and learned from. Some of my favorites are The Pony Express (5-#44, Complete-#109), Civil War Generals, Parts 1 and 2 (5-#55 and 56, Complete-#84 and 85), John Muir (5-#12, STEM-#23, Complete-#166), and Deserts of the World (5-#73, STEM-#20, Complete-#139).
After we walk, I try to change up how the kids share information they learned. Sometimes they are in groups, and after we get back they write down as many facts as they can as a competition. It is amazing how much information they retain! I have fifth graders who are very competitive, so this is a great motivator to pay close attention.
After listening to Paul Revere (4-#50, Complete-#65)., the kids made a Paul Revere “shirt” where they drew pictures of things that represented his life that they learned during the walk. Some amazing art came out of it! I am so grateful to be able to use such an amazing program!
River Dell Elementary