My Side of the Mountain Workshop for Fall

  • This is a workshop for those OK with hunting, trapping and survivalist techniques. We won’t actually hunt and skin our own game, but the book does cover these topics and we discuss/explore the idea of having to survive alone in the woods.

    Please email me, Heather, with any questions: bramblefarm@zoominternet.net

    Summary:

    • Students complete the classic children’s novel My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George and
    • Discuss the material and…
    • COMPLETE the novel’s Total Language Plus Study Guide/Vocab workbook and…
    • AND have time, each session, to try some of Sam’s survival techniques (with supervision).
    • The workshop ends with an overnight campout at Bramble Farm.

    Please visit http://site.totallanguageplus.com/ for information on the workbook.

    Ages: 9 and up.

    Info: 20 hours + one overnight campout. Book, workbook and other materials  provided.

    Dates: October 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 with a fall campout on October 26 to 27.

    Times: 2-4 p.m. for regular workshop sessions. The overnight campout begins October 26th at 4 p.m. and runs to 9 a.m. the next day.

    Cost: $200 per student (sibling and other discounts available)

    Sample Agenda:

    Session 1

    Read novel.

    Complete up to page 12 in Total Language Plus workbook.

    Plan what you would take on your adventure into the Catskill Mountains.

    Spend an hour outside making fish hooks, fishing, identifying edible wildlife/plants and nature hike.

    Session 2

    Read novel.

    Discuss material and complete, together, up to page 24 in Total Language Plus workbook.

    Outside: Learn how to make a fire with flint and steel. Identify and taste different edible plants.

    Session 3

    Read novel.

    Discuss material and complete, together, up to page 40 in Total Language Plus workbook.

    Outside: Map out your tree “house.” Learn about animal traps and skinning animals (no actual animals are skinned). Begin a leather pouch.

    Session 4

    Read novel.

    Discuss material and complete, together, up to page 50 in Total Language Plus workbook.

    Complete a leather pouch

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