Join fifth grade classes from across the United States on a race from the Jamestown, Virginia to San Francisco, California. Each class will be a team, and the team that gets there the quickest, spending the least amount of money, and traveling through the most states will win. It is that simple. Or is it???
Class teams can make their trip by land and water but they are not allowed to travel by air. Click on the Forms button to access the online forms and download spreadsheets for tracking the methods of transporation by which the teams will travel. The teams will also use online forms to log their expenses, distance, time, weather, landmarks and historical sites seen while on their journey. The team will need a login password in order to enter their data online.
There will be three videoconferences during the program. The first will be to kick off the race in early February 2008. There will be a mid-point connection just to check our progress. The final connection will be with a class in San Francisco (the finish line of the race). This last videoconference connection is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of mid-April.
To join the great race, contact the distance learning coordinator in your area: