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Cross curriculum project focuses on river systems (photo gallery)

Leona Libby Middle School seventh graders have embarked on a year-long cross curriculum study of river systems. The River Project involves history, science, math, and language arts classes.  

In history, groups of students have selected one of ten different people groups to research: explorers, fur traders, farmers, Native Americans, loggers, merchants, military, miners, missionaries, and settlers. The students are learning how their specific people were impacted by and impacted the river (river system).

“Students will put together Google slideshows and exhibits that detail their people groups and how their lives were influenced by the river and how they influenced the river,” explains teacher Jeremy Kinlock.

  • In science and math, students will work together on water quality testing.
  • In language arts, students will use their research to create a public service announcement.

“All of this information will be presented at our Libby Night at the Museum event at the end of the school year,” adds Kinlock.  

Image Title: Jackson Booker created this frontier fort as part of the River Project.
Jackson Booker created this frontier fort as part of the River Project.

Image Title: Lexi Hay, Mia Salazar, Sophia Thompson, and Ciara Williams - loggers exhibit
Lexi Hay, Mia Salazar, Sophia Thompson, and Ciara Williams - loggers exhibit

Image Title: Sonny Bravo with his fur stretcher
Sonny Bravo with his fur stretcher