Eagle View Elementary School sophomores take field trip downtown – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal
PEQUOT LAKES — Students at Eagle View Elementary School didn’t have to travel far to learn state standards for second-grade social studies in a fun and interactive way.
Students participated in a hands-on field trip on Friday, May 13 in downtown Pequot Lakes, where they learned about historical documents and artifacts and how they have changed over time during their visit to Pequot Lakes Historical Society Museum.
They learned about community government from Mayor Tyler Gardner and visited Pequot Lakes City Hall.
They discovered the community through a search for landmarks. The students drew and colored some of the landmarks in a flipbook.
Landmarks included the murals, the bobber water tower, as well as Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox’s chair in Bobber Park below the bobber water tower.
At the Trailside Park lookout, students worked to complete a worksheet that required them to locate key features and use cardinal directions while using a map of Pequot Lakes.
Students worked to identify and locate states and their flags at the flag display on Main Street. They colored the states on a template as they found them.
Classes also enjoyed a walk along the Paul Bunyan Trail. They had a “research” sheet and space to write adjectives on some of the objects.
It was a fun learning day, said teacher Belinda Reier.