Teacher Review For Journey North

Excellent resource for inquiry based, global science projects.

Laurie A.
Classroom teacher
San Elijo Elementary School
San Marcos, CA
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I've used several projects from Journey North including Mystery Class, Symbolic Monarch Migration, and the Tulip Gardens. My favorite though is Mystery Class. It's almost like a year long game of hide and seek. Students take real ownership of their part of the project and love that I don't have the answers. The project has kids using math, science, geography, and writing to find the answers.
My Take
I love Journey North empowers kids to go beyond the classroom and to connect with the subject. They see why migrations happen, they see why habitats need to be preserved, they interact with other classes around the world doing the same research.