So this weekend I had some company who I have not seen in about a year so that was very exciting. One thing we did while they were here was go to the Imax theatre. We watched a wonderful documentary called "The Alps." It told the story of a young mans dream to climb a certain mountain in memory of his father who was killed climbing the mountain. The filming really was extraordinary and breathtaking. During the forty five minute film I got thinking about my high school experiences with documentary's. I thought to myself that if I was watching this in my social studies or science class i would for sure be dozing off by the first ten minutes. However, the large screen and all the noise had me captivated, I was hooked into the story line. How great is it to be able to offer something like the Imax to a classroom? As a teacher to have this at your disposal is just amazing. As a rural kid we made two trips to Regina on school trips to go to the Imax and the Science Center. Of course our trips to these places were more extravagant then those of the kids already in Regina. We would get up at six board the bus at seven, then travel the three hours. Once in Regina, we'd eat and even shop. All of these trips were very informative and I even still remember them. I think by using places like the Imax is a wonderful way to switch the way you are teaching and offer another source. The science center and the Imax have deals for classroom's, exciting ways to get children to think as well as every age loves it. As one can clearly see, I am all about the Saskatchewan Science center and Imax, check out the website!
Whats your thoughts on class trips?
Besides the fact that they require A LOT of planning to make sure everything runs smoothly, I believe they are very beneficial!