Grade: Multi Grade

01 Mar 2021

History of the Camargo Hunt

August-June

Become part of the story of the Camargo Hunt at Greenacres! Learn about the land and culture that shaped the Art Center and help us retell some of the key moments of its history!

Standards:

  • K- VA.7PE Explore their environments and experiences for artmaking ideas.
  • K- K.HISTORY.3. Heritage is reflected through the arts, customs, traditions, family celebrations and language.
  • 1st- MU.1RE Recognize how music is used for a variety of occasions.
  • 1st- 6. Families interact with the physical environment differently in different times and places.
  • 2nd- VA.2PR Experiment with art materials by using them in unexpected and creative ways to express ideas and convey meaning.
  • 2nd- 6. The work that people do is impacted by the distinctive human and physical characteristics in the place where they live.
  • 3rd- VA.3PE Use historical and cultural artworks to answer questions about daily life.
  • 3rd- 2. Primary and secondary sources can be used to show change over time.
  • 4th- MU.1RE Explain how the elements and subject matter of music connect with disciplines outside the arts.
  • 4th- 4.SS.12 People have modified the environment throughout history resulting in both positive and negative consequences in Ohio and the United States.
  • 5th- VA.5PE Use observations, life experiences and imagination as sources for visual symbols, images and creative expression.
  • 5th- 5.Geography.10 The Western Hemisphere is culturally diverse (e.g., language, food, religion, art, music) due to the influences and interactions of a variety of world cultures.
  • 6th- 6.VA.5PE Use observations, life experiences and imagination as sources for visual symbols, images and creative expression.
  • 6th- SL.6.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • 7th- 7.VA.6PE Connect various art forms to their social, cultural or political purposes and include regional examples.
  • 7th- SS.7.2 The civilizations that developed in Greece and Rome had an enduring impact on later civilizations. This legacy includes governance and law, engineering and technology, art and architecture, as well as literature and history. The Roman Empire also played an instrumental role in the spread of Christianity.
  • 8th- 8.VA.1PR Select, organize and manipulate skills, elements and techniques appropriate to the art form when making art.
  • 8th- SS.8.1 Primary and secondary sources are used to examine events from multiple perspectives and to present and defend a position.

Vocabulary:

Camargo Hunt, traditions, genre painting, hunting horn, evolution, plein air drawing, preservation

28 Feb 2021

Wildlife Tracking

August – June

In and around Greenacres, animals are busy even when we are not watching. Tracks, scat, and chewed nuts and twigs are examples of signs of animals that allow us to know that an animal has been to a given spot. Students will use evidence of animals we find to piece together the story of all their secret activities.

Standards:

  • LS Grade K: Living things have physical traits and behaviors, which influence their survival.
  • LS Grade 1: Living things have basic needs, which are met by obtaining materials from the physical environment.
  • LS Grade 1: Living things survive only in environments that meet their needs.
  • LS Grade 2: Living things cause changes on Earth.
  • LS Grade 3: Individuals of the same kind differ in their traits and sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.
  • LS Grade 5: All of the processes that take place within organisms require energy.
  • LS Grade 7: Matter is transferred continuously between one organism to another and between organisms and their physical environments.

Vocabulary:

sign, scat, track, evidence, adaptation, survival, habitat

28 Feb 2021

Survival: Fire or Food or Shelter

August – June

Choose a survival focus area and come for one program or plan to attend the entire series. Join us as we build confidence in primitive living skills.

Shelter:  We will take a cue from the animals who call Greenacres home as we build our shelters.  

Fire:  Learn what it takes to build a fire and then gather around it to share stories. 

Food:  From the fish in our Greenacres’ pond to the forests, learn what the land could provide for you in a survival situation (this will not involve tasting).

Standards:

  • SWK Grade K-2: The world is discovered through exploration.
  • SWK Grade K-2: Exploration leads to observation. Observation leads to questions.
  • SWK Grade K-2: Natural events happen today as they happened in the past.
  • SWK Grade K-2: Events happen in regular patterns and cycles in the natural world.
  • SWK Grade 3-5: Science is a way of knowing about the world around us based on evidence from experimentation and observations.
  • SWK Grade 3-5: Science assumes that objects and events occur in consistent patterns that are understandable through measurement and observation.
  • SIPA Grade 6-8: Apply knowledge of science content to real-world challenges.

Vocabulary:

awareness, exploration, observation, primitive

28 Feb 2021

Nature Journaling

August – June

By combining nature exploration with journaling, students will gain a deeper understanding of the observations we make while experiencing nature at Greenacres. Journaling allows us to slow down, take in more of our surroundings, and notice more. This program works well as a series or as an individual field trip.

Standards:

  • SWK Grade K-2: The world is discovered through exploration.
  • SWK Grade K-2: Exploration leads to observation. Observation leads to questions.
  • SWK Grade K-2: Natural events happen today as they happened in the past.
  • SWK Grade K-2: Events happen in regular patterns and cycles in the natural world.
  • SWK Grade 3-5: Science is a way of knowing about the world around us based on evidence from experimentation and observations.
  • SWK Grade 3-5: Science assumes that objects and events occur in consistent patterns that are understandable through measurement and observation.
  • SIPA Grade 6-8: Apply knowledge of science content to real-world challenges.

Vocabulary:

observation, inference