Notre Dame Academy recently enhanced student learning by supplementing in-class curriculum with hands-on experience.
The fourth grade classes at NDA have spent their days in history class studying pioneers of the Colonial period. In the spirit of seeing and experiencing what this time period was really like, the students were given an opportunity to spend an afternoon living the pioneer life. Through the innovative traveling Pioneer Living program, NDA students took part in practical demonstrations and participated in hands-on learning centers and experienced real life in the 1800s.
Students panned for gold, made candles of wax and even had an opportunity to grind wheat, sift it into flour, knead and roll out bread dough. With enthusiasm, the students returned to school with not only a better understanding of what they had been learning in their history books but also a first-hand account of what it was like to be a true pioneer in the 1800s.
For more information, visit: www.pioneerliving.org and www.ndasandiego.org
Notre Dame Academy serves students from pre-school through 8th grade and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The preschool is licensed by the State of California(376700222). The campus is located at 4345 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA 92130, (858) 509-2300; www.ndasd.org. The school continues to accept applications for the 2012-2013 school years.