My students really enjoy The Walking Classroom and have learned some things along the way. The podcasts connect to our curriculum and are relevant to the students’ learning.
Our school provides free breakfast and lunch to all students and has a 20% special education population. Many students come from very complicated home lives, have experienced childhood traumas, and have very few positive role models. I am very thankful for tools and resources like The Walking Classroom, which allow these kids to have the best possible learning experiences.
We started using the Walking Classroom in our fourth grade classroom this past school year. It was so easy to implement! We could connect all of the podcasts to our learning targets and standards for almost every subject.
My students loved getting to go outside. With the program, they enjoyed learning more about historical people, like Barack Obama (4-#12, Complete-#125), Harriet Tubman (5-#50, Complete-#79), Henry Ford (4-#89, Complete-#112), and George Washington (4-#86, Complete-#71).
They also heard about the history of famous songs like “Yankee Doodle” (4-#57, Complete-#68). And, it was fascinating to discover that the San Francisco 49ers were named for the people who rushed to California to find gold in the 1800’s when we listened to Gold Rush (5-#43, Complete-#108)!
Fourth Grade Teacher
East Jackson Elementary