Herbert H. Cruickshank Middle School

Merced, CA

Grades 6-8, Science
Partner(s): Monteen E. Gomes, Shawna Lynn Koehn, Sheree Smith
Innovation Grant
2006, Fall

About this Grantee

Ms. Van Patten and her partners supervise their special needs students in the planning and performance of music and songs with forest ecology and environmental themes. To develop environmental understanding, students visit Yosemite National Park, participate in hands-on activities, and create and perform songs about their learning. To further environmental stewardship and disability awareness, a video of the students' production and learning experience is shared with other science classes, teachers at an in-service training session, and community organizations.

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