Global Imaginary Field Trip
All classes participated in the Global Imaginary Field Trip project (GIFT), and followed the steps in the WISE research model (Wonder, Investigate, Synthesize, Express) to complete a class research project. First, each class selected a different "Famous Landmark" or "Wonder of the World" to research. Students then generated questions about their destination (Wonder). With assistance from Mrs. Streng, students explored a variety of print and digital resources. We looked for answers to our questions in books, in databases like EBSCO and Worldbook, and on websites found by conducting searches through the KidzSearch search engine (Investigate). Mrs. Streng took notes for students in kindergarten and first grade, and students in second through fifth grade took their own notes and cited their sources using a note taking tool (Synthesize). Students were shown different presentation options and chose the best presentation format to showcase their information. Finally, students worked to organize and combine their research into a finished project for their class (Express). Check out all of our amazing Global Imaginary Field Trip research projects on the grade level projects pages, or come see them in person during the Academic Fair on Wednesday, May 31st from 5:30-7:00pm!