Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Where Did That Lumber Come From?

This resource that I learned about on Larry Ferlazzo's excellent website of ESL/ELL resources may be of special interest for teachers and students in rural school districts. From Camp to Community provides visitors with an in-depth look at the way that logging camps used to operate. The best way to describe From Camp to Community is to call it an online museum of logging camp history. Visitors to the website will find images, videos, and first-hand accounts of life in a logging camp.

Applications for Education
For younger students the From Camp to Community virtual camp walk through provides a good look at daily living conditions in a logging camp. The virtual walk through has animated elements as well as 3D explorations of the interior of real camp buildings. For older students the videos containing first-hand accounts of life in a logging camp provide a look at what
it meant to be a logger.