The Cabin Days Prep Activities website is designed so that teachers can guide students in online learning about the pioneer era of the St. Joseph River Valley Region. The online activities are a great way to prep your students before their visit to the annual Cabin Days School Program (click here to find out more–scroll down).
You can direct students to a specific section of the “Cabin Days for Students”[click here] page, or have them do all the sections. You might want to use a LCD projector or monitor to show students as a whole class a specific area of the “Cabin Days for Students” website. This way you can direct the learning of a specific theme and/or topic to your class.
However, most students should be able to navigate and learn on their own. There are quizzes at the end of each section to help students recall and test their learning. You can have students take those quizzes or you can assess them in any way you deem necessary.
Some of the videos used throughout the online activities may be too long for your classroom experience, feel free to have students just watch the first few minutes of the video you want them to view.
There is also a page for teachers to exchange ideas on how they used this website and other teaching insights from fellow educators. Click Here to visit that page.