Upper Learning Classroom Extensions
Excursion in Upper Learning is an exciting chance for students and teachers to immerse themselves in experiential education. For a week we shut down traditional classes; the environs of Atlanta become our classroom.
Students choose one topic and study it in depth. The selections range from identifying animals in area parks as junior naturalists, to "CSI" activities to learn about evidence and its deterioration in a crime scene, to a series of leadership activities at a local campsite. Other choices have been spending a week at the Woodruff Memorial Arts Center, learning about all facets of the organization; touring area houses of worship, which students have probably not had an opportunity to visit before; and exploring the various international cultures evident long the Buford Highway corridor.
All teachers offer topics; the groups encompass students from the ninth grade to the twelfth grade. Teachers offer a topic of their interest, often outside their academic specialties. And students have a chance to learn more about the world around them.