Investigation perspectives: Interdisciplinary
Grade levels: Appropriate for all levels
The Steamer Trunk project is our most flexible inquiry project, and the focal point of the Mississippi Adventure 2001. To participate, just send us an email, with your name, email address, school name and address, and the grade level you teach.
Imagine carefully packing the most important resources related to your local watershed into a trunk, and sending them around the world! What would you want the world to know about your corner of the Earth?
Open your Steamer Trunk, and youâll find compartments for science, math, literature, history, art, and social studies. As your interdisciplinary team of teachers forms to create a discovery plan, youâll decide which compartments to fill. The Steamer Trunk Project is flexible, and adapts easily to your individual curriculum needs and interests. As you study and become familiar with your watershed, you and your students will develop, and implement a plan to improve, cleanup, beautify or protect your local area.
During the project, students
will work in interdisciplinary teams to:
In the Steamer Trunk inquiry project, you'll find:
To view electronic versions of past Steamer Trunks, click here for a complete list. See if you can deduce the locations of these mystery watersheds!
for Global Environmental Education