Preparing an end-of-year field trip

  • Level: Elementary school
    Age group:
    Students ages 10 and 11
  • When:
    September and October,
    January and February

Areas of learning:

  • Environment and consumption
  • Citizenship and community life

Main objectives

  • Make decisions in function of the group's needs and desires.
  • Choose an activity based on its cost and possible means of financing.
  • Complete a cooperative project.
  • Give an oral presentation to share research results.

Reinforcement

Ensure the consolidation of acquired or developed competencies through the organization of activities similar to preparing an end-of-year field trip.

  1. Choose an activity to do as a group and calculate its costs.

    • Time required
      Depends on activity

    Instructions

    Based on students' suggestions, organize an activity as a reward for completing the project. Democratically choose the activity and calculate the associated costs.

  2. Organize a class meal, choose the menu as a group and calculate the costs.

    • Time required
      Two or three 60 minute periods

    Instructions

    Around the time of a holiday, prepare or have catered a meal and calculate the costs.