3rd Grade - Travel through Denver's History
Confluence Park - MAP
Description: The 3rd grade SPREE excursion takes place at Confluence Park in Downtown Denver. This excursion is an exploration of the birthplace of Denver at the confluence of the South Platte River and the Cherry Creek. During the morning, students rotate through 4 stations where they relive different parts of Denver's history leading up to the flood in 1864. During the afternoon, students learn about more modern Denver history as it relates to the South Platte River.
Activities: Arapahoe/Cheyenne Skills Course, Gold Rush Game, Montana City Float, Flood of 1864, Mount Trashmore, Park Clean-up
Standards Addressed: Social Studies 1.2 & 4.1
Location: Confluence Park is located west of the intersection of 15th St. and Little Raven St. in Downtown Denver at 2200 15th St, Denver, CO, 80202. Buses should drop off on the west side of Little Raven St., just south of 15th St.
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Time Schedule: The 3rd grade excursion starts at 10:00 am and runs until 1:30 pm. We usually eat lunch between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm.
DPS Bus Request Information:
Pickup at School: 9:30 am
Excursion Location: Confluence Park | MAP
Return Time (bus departs at): 1:30 pm
Purpose Field: SPREE
What to Bring: All students should bring an extra pair of shoes to get wet, extra socks, a towel to dry their feet, a full water bottle (there is no running water at the park), sack lunch, sun screen, hat, and layers of clothing to be prepared for changes in the weather. Students and adults should be prepared to be outside in any weather, there is no shelter at the park. Teachers should bring a first aid kit, extra sack lunches, extra water, hand sanitizer, a cell phone, and one adult chaperone/parent for every ten students.
What to Expect: This SPREE excursion involves a bit of walking and an opportunity for students to get their feet wet. Students should bring extra shoes and socks to change into after the morning activities. Teachers should come prepared to spend the day walking around on various trails. The SPREE teachers will provide all of the instruction and all materials needed for the excursion. Students will also be broken into smaller groups to rotate through activities.
What SPREE Expects From You: Teachers are expected to help with crowd control and discipline throughout the day. Teachers and chaperones are also expected to model appropriate behavior for their students including: listening politely to SPREE instructors while they are presenting information, staying to the right side of the trail when appropriate, and being excited about and engaged in all SPREE activities.
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