As students go deeper in their Civil War inquiry, they are representing their knowledge and wonderings through journey boxes. Journey boxes turn a regular shoebox into a mini museum that showcases perspective and learning about a topic. The younger group investigated a plantation via virtual field trip to see where slaves and plantation owners lived and worked. Check out the virtual field trip by Downloading the Google Expeditions App on your device and searching for “Slavery in America.” After recording their findings, students chose an area on the plantation to recreate in their journey box.
The older group has been focusing on confederate monuments around the country. They each chose a state that contains confederate monuments and chose an American Civil War historical figure to study. Their journey boxes tell the story of the lives of the figure they chose using pictures, artifacts and text.