Tale of Two Histories:
Available on Wednesdays & Thursdays
Presentation: 4 hours
(with option for picnic time at the Forest Preserve after the program)
Fee: $4 per studentSubmit Date Request:
This field study connects English, social studies, and science in an authentic learning environment. In this half-day, interactive experience.
Students will start at the DeKalb County Community Foundation’s renovated depot to explore the impact the railroad had in area communities. Then, they will travel to the 1835 Miller Cabin and the Hoppe Heritage Farm Forest Preserve to examine the cultural experiences of the early pioneers while discovering the natural history connected to the prairie.
Click here for supplemental materials which give a recap of the field study, including map, photos, and a brief description (note you can move around further north on the map to see Genoa).
Content Standard C, Life Science: Understand that humans change environments in ways that can be beneficial or detrimental for themselves and other organisms.
Content Standard 12B2: Identify and explain ways that technology changes ecosystems.
ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
ELA Literacy.SL.4.3: Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.