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Kilimanjaro Expedition Travel Journal Entry 3

Kilimanjaro Expedition Travel Journal Entry 3

Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp 7,998 to 11,499 feet Rain Forest to Heath Zone We woke early today, around 6:00 AM Arica Time. Our porters brought us a pan of hot water so we could wash up before breakfast. Before breakfast we pack our gear into our duffel and set our bags outside of our tent

Kilimanjaro Expedition Travel Journal Entry 2

Park Gate to Forest Camp  2,998 to 7,998 feet Cultivated Land to Rain Forest The Xpedition is off to a good start. Most of the day was spent getting our gear together, loading it onto the bus. Then we had a long bus ride to the park gate. After our guides registered each of us

Discover Mount Kilimanjaro from the Comfort of Your Classroom

Kilimanjaro Expedition The GLOBE Program, GLOBE AFRICA, Colorado’s St. Vrain Valley School District and Discovery Education are proud partners in a scientific and learning expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

How Can We Make the 63,000 Questions We Ask in a Year Better?

How can we make the 63,000 questions we ask in a year better? We ask our students a lot of questions. Questioning is the most widely used teaching strategy behind the classic lecture. (See my previous blog post about the debate over lecturing in social studies.) Research tells us we ask 300-400 questions a day, and as many

It’s Not to Late to Start Your Summer Adventure!

If you are looking for something to engage your students over the summer, it’s not too late to explore our Worldwide Summer Adventure. Your students will be able to virtually visit museums, tour the tower of London, and swim with sharks…and that’s just for starters. New resources added in the past week include an activity

Kathy's Katch

May 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Civic and global literacy

This is the ninth in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, historical literacy, numeracy, data literacy, information and digital literacy, and tool literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse civic and global skills into the

Kathy's Katch

March 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Information and digital literacy

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, historical literacy, numeracy, and data literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse information literacy and digital literacy skills into the curriculum. The thirteen literacies

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