Geocaching Activities:

Students in a software integration class will create a historical scavenger hunt for the 7th grade history class and/or the history day club.

Cambridge Springs is a very historical town. There are still many historical buildings and sites from years past. I would like to split the software integration class into small groups of students. Each group would be assigned a specific historical site to create a cache for. The class would also create a worksheet for the 7th grade history students and/or history day club that would ask questions about the site. Inside the cache the software integration students would list facts about the site that would enable the history students to answer the questions on their worksheets.

I would also like a to have a trackable coin created for Cambridge Springs that would be put in a cache at one of our historical sites. The students could then see where their coin has traveled and possibly request that it try to be back to Cambridge Springs by a certain date. Another idea would be to have a coin made for our school and have the posts from people have a picture of them at the high school in their hometown.

Materials:

Students would need to have a container to hide the cache in.
A traveling coin would need to be created or ordered.

Strategies:

Coordinate the sites and historical facts with the history teachers.

Closure/Assessment:

Create a google doc surveys for students creating and the students finding the caches to evaluate their thoughts on the project.

Collect the worksheets to see if the students acquired the information about the sites they visited.

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