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ERIC Number: ED002301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 4
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WIDENING HORIZONS FOR FIFTH, SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADE PUPILS THROUGH EXTENDED TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
Tulare City Elementary Schools, CA.
A PROGRAM DEMONSTRATING THE VALUES TO BE GAINED BY 60 RURAL PUPILS ENGAGED IN A 5-WEEK SUMMER SESSION WAS PRESENTED. THE BOYS AND GIRLS SEPARATELY PARTICIPATED IN A 10-DAY TRIP TO CAREFULLY SELECTED AREAS OF ARTISTIC, SCIENTIFIC, OR HISTORIC INTEREST IN CALIFORNIA. THE PURPOSES WERE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT, TO IMPROVE THE ONGOING INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BY UPGRADING LEVELS OF INTEREST, MOTIVATION, AND PARTICIPATION IN THE LEARNING PROCESS, TO INTRODUCE CHILDREN TO POSSIBILITIES FOR VOCATIONAL AND AVOCATIONAL EXPLORATION, AND TO PROVIDE WHOLESOME EXPERIENCES IN GROUP LIVING. PRIOR TO THE LONG TRIP, PUPILS STUDIED FILMS AND MATERIALS AS A PREVIEW OF THE JOURNEY. WHILE THE GIRLS WERE ON THE TRIP, THE BOYS REMAINED AT SCHOOL TAKING LOCAL TRIPS AND DOING ADDITIONAL READING AND RESEARCH. ACTIVITIES WERE REVERSED FOR THE SECOND JOURNEY. THE LAST WEEK WAS DEVOTED TO EVALUATION AND ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS FOR REPORTS TO BE PRESENTED DURING THE COMING YEAR. TRAVEL WAS BY BUS, PUPILS OFTEN CAMPED IN STATE PARKS OR LODGED IN SCHOOL GYMNASIUMS, AND OFTEN PREPARED THEIR OWN MEALS. THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY A MASTER TEACHER WHO WAS JOINED ON VARIOUS PARTS OF THE JOURNEY BY EXPERT RESOURCE PERSONS.
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Authoring Institution: Tulare City Elementary Schools, CA.
Identifiers: California (Tulare)