Grade 6 Outdoor School – Systems
In Gr. 6, a focus on systems provides the conceptual framework that ties together the 5 different field studies that students experience during their 4 day program. The Big Idea connecting these field studies is that ‘organisms rely on systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.’ The systems concept is extended into the final day’s all-group activity of Predator and Prey where students engage and reflect on the interconnectedness of natural systems. Additional framing for the Outdoor School program is provided through Cheakamus Centre’s Guiding Principles that provide a framework that informs the overall program design and student experience. More information on the guiding principles and how these connect and support curriculum competencies can be found in the ODS Teacher’s Guide.