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Pioneer Kids I and II

Thursdays, January-May

TK-2nd grade
Thursdays, January-May

A Student-Facilitated Program for Cross Age Learning
 
Upper elementary students from The Academy for Academic Excellence, here on our Mojave River Campus, are trained to guide students in learning about the lives of pioneer children.  Students rotate through different stations within a 2-hour hands-on program in our western town. Students make and take home their own butter! Students learn what life was like for pioneer children and compare it to their lives today.  Is it better?  Have we done a good job preserving our resources?  Are all improvements good for us?  What lessons could be learned in preservation?
 
Pioneer Kids Photos

Pioneer Kids Photos

TK-2nd grade

PIONEER KIDS I
TK-2nd grade

Students rotate through six stations before going shopping in Johnson's Emporium.
  • Pioneer Dancing
  • Comparing Life Then to Life Now
  • An 1851 Schoolhouse Lesson
  • Pioneer Laundry
  • Making Butter
  • Pioneer Games
2nd grade

PIONEER KIDS II  **NEW for 2022
2nd grade

Students rotate through six stations before going shopping in Johnson's Emporium.
  • Rag Rug weaving
  • An 1851 Schoolhouse Lesson pt. 2
  • Pioneer Games pt. 2
  • Tin Punching
  • Life in a Covered Wagon
  • Pioneer Music

$8 per student, chaperones free
Souvenir Pioneer wooden top included!
Max 60 students

2 1/2 hour field trip
$8 per student, chaperones free
Souvenir Pioneer wooden top included!
Max 60 students

  • All attendees are encouraged to dress like a pioneer for the day!
  • Presale items are available before starting so students can "look the part"
           Cowboy hats $5, Bandanas $2, Mustaches $2, Water bottles $1
  • This is an outdoor field trip, please dress accordingly.  Closed-toed shoes recommended, but not required.
  • Eating lunch in Mineral CIty is available upon request.  Prior approval required.
 
Students shop in Johnson's Emporium for ole' time merchandise!  Prices range from $1 - $5.  Souvenir Mineral City t-shirts are $10.  All proceeds support Mineral City.
 
To schedule a field trip program, contact Amy Ritter at 760-946-5414 ext. 276 or email fieldtrips@lcer.org.

To become a volunteer for this adventure, email Amy Ritter or call 760-946-5414 ext. 276.