A handmade Felucca ship from the Nile River
PAST&E's summer programming got off to a great start with our "Greatest Rivers of the World" educational tour. We started off in North America learning about the Mackenzie River in Canada, followed by the Rio Grande (called the Rio Bravo in Mexico) which runs through 3 U.S. and 4 Mexican states.
Each day of learning is a divergence from what many students experience at school. We emphasize student led learning, where a student or group of students are presented with a challenge and can then experiment and find a solution on their own. We hope to enable each student to love investigating and coming up with creative solutions to simple and difficult problems alike!
Some of the other themes for the summer include:
Plant and Animal Adaptations: What makes an animal suited to live in a particular habitat?
Cultures: What makes a certain area unique? How do people live differently, depending upon their surroundings?
World Geography: How many countries can you name on each of the continents? Do you know any of the capital cities? Our students will be learning as many as possible this summer, increasing our knowledge of and familiarity with the world outside of Portland, OR!
Click on the links below to read the full articles about our first 3 weeks traveling the Greatest Rivers of the World!
And check out our map to see all of the destinations that we will "visit" throughout the summer!
Learning the Countries of South America
St Basil's Cathedral in Russia (Volga River visit)