Throughout the 2013/2014 school year the Wilderness Classroom is partnering with the Kraft family to connect classrooms with their family as they explore 14 countries during a year long adventure around the world. They will be posting regular updates to the Wilderness Classroom website as well as their own blog.
The Krafts will share mystery photos, videos and other content about the animals, cultures, art, geology, and a variety of other areas of study, depending on where they are. They also plan to identify and explore an environmental issue in each area they visit.
The Kraft kids currently attend an International Baccalaureate or IB (http://www.ibo.org and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Baccalaureate) elementary school in the Minneapolis area. During the year, their parents, Larry and Lauri, will be homeschooling them. But as they plan to re-enroll the kids in the same school when they return, they are using IB outcomes to guide much of their curriculum and how they’ll approach different topics. This should make for a unique perspective in the content they share.
While they are still planning the details of their curriculum, a few of the educational topics that they’ll likely tackle include: the rainforest, deforestation, glacial melt, global warming, evolution, animals, coral reefs, why people fight and the impact of war, understanding different cultures, European art, and the Arctic.
Minneapolis – Mid-Late November
Zambia – May
Back home! – mid-August 2014
A Prezi that explains their journey
The Kraft Family Blog
Jamie and Jason’s Blog