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High School Independence Weekend #1: Outdoor Challenge

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December 7 - 10

Grades 8 - 12

Student on a zip lineThe Independence Weekend classes offer project-based learning opportunities to practice skills from the Expanded Core Curriculum. A class theme provides the motivational, real-world relevance for learning, and students practice a range of interdisciplinary skills by working collaboratively to obtain meaningful products or experiences. Students also have the opportunity to share personal experiences with others who are visually impaired.

The weekend provides an overnight outdoor camping experience for students in grades 8-12. During the class, students participate in activities such as outdoor cooking, setting up and breaking down a campsite, ziplining, low ropes course activities, team-building games, and a guided nature walk. Students practice environmental awareness and learn about outdoor clothing and equipment needs (e.g., tents, sleeping bags, lanterns, camping cookware and food). The weekend provides opportunities for students to practice self-determination and social skills through problem-solving, goal setting and attainment, active listening, and assertive communication.

 

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