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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News ,Thursday, November 18, 2010 The sixth grade stu- an excellent way to incor- for the students to see that dents recently completed porate math into their conflict is not just between their annual Yukon Days. project. Students were humans. The students The unit has become a given a typical supply list were also exposed to new highlight for the sixth from the Yukon with ap-words as they read, en- grade each year. propriate price listing. Af- hancing their vocabulary. In Social Studies, the terreviewingtheircharac- For the culminating students wrote a personal ter in the Yukon, students day, sixth graders dressed diary depicting a character selected supplies from the up as their character in experiencing the Yukon list that they would need. their diary. A special pre- Gold Rush of 1897. Factual Each student valued cer- sentation was given by the information was given tain supplies higher than Howling Hills Canine about the lifestyle and the others depending on their Campus- in Cumming. trials and tribulations of need. The lists varied from Ginger Plummer and the actual gold rush that student to student. Stu- Shelly Lewis brought four took place in the Yukon. A dents also were advisedof their huskies and a small replica of Dawson that they would need todogsled. The women ex- City was also built in So- save some money for plained how the dogsled cial Studies as a coopera- when they arrived in the Worked and how the hus- five lesson. Yukon in case they would kies were trained and As part of the Yukon need to buy any additional cared for. Hannah Interdisciplinary Unit, the items. Students kept a log Broadbent then gave a sixth grade science stu- of the weight of the sup- short presentation from dents recently completed plies they were purchas- her trip to the Yukon with projects which were devel- ing. This assisted students her family. Students were oped by students. Each in helping them determine then given various stations class developed a list of what wouldbethebestfor to experience activities several topics centered them since they would that would have been done around the Yukon which have to carry or haul these during the gold rush. Stu- were of interest to them. supplies. This was a great dents experienced how Over the course of three activity to get students to difficult it was to use a weeks, students worked think realistically about two-person saw and on the projects both at what they would need orienteer their way to a home and in the class: while keeping a budget in gold strike. Along the way, room. Students presented mind. they stopped by a camp- information ranging from HeaRh class provided fire replica where they endangered species living information on hypother- sampled bean soup. An- in the Yukon to 3D mod- mia and everyone learned other activity involved els of animals or even how to set broken bones by play!ng traditioflal care towns as they would look making splints using games, chess and checkers. in the early 1900s. Stu- sticks and pieces of cloth. A final stop introduced the dents also took part in a o The English students students to the process of simulation outside in participated in the Yukon making sourdough starter which the effects of climate unit by reading "The Call and tasting real sour- change were observed on of the Wild," by Jack Lon- dough. The afternoon con- polar bears, don. Students then dis-cluded with students Preparing to purchase cussed the conflict that oc- watchin~ "White Fan~" and gather supplies for curred between the dogs. and participating in a cos- their trip to the Yukon was It was rather eye-opening tume contest. Students experienced using a two-man saw during the days of the Yukon. The sixth graders dressed as their Yukon diary character. A costume held for the top boys and girls. Left to right: Zach Zuffa, Jordan Kallenbach, Ella Cort, Sara Bennett and Jocelyn Perry. Howling Hills Canine Campus visited the sixth grade during nating Day. They brought four dogs and a dogsled to share. contest was Scott, Reid the Yukon Culmi- Students enjoyed sitting around a simulated campfire and eating beans and ham. Students watched the process of making the beans in the days prior. Photos submit- ted. Playing cards was a traditional pastime in the late 1800s. Students enjoyed having a chance to play cards, chess or checkers. PHOTO PRINTING IS A FULL COMMERCIAL PRINTER LOCATED IN CARLISLE, IOWA. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st Street Carlisle, Iowa 50047 515-989-3251