Monday, February 19, 2007

One of the special programs at Clear Spring School is called "Travel School." Students from Clear Spring have been all over the US on school trips to bring education to greater meaning and relevance. It is one of the "hands-on/hearts-engaged" features of our school. Travel school really kicks in at 4th and 5th grades when our students begin their travels throughout Arkansas. They learn the 4 specific geographic regions of our state and visit each one. One trip includes digging for actual diamonds at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, and digging for quartz crystals near Hot Springs.

The photo above is Caleb making an Arkansas cutting board/map. The students cut the boards out using a scroll saw and then locate the various features of the state on the wood.

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