Preparation is key to your students learning as much as possible from their field trip. Hidden Villa strongly requests that teachers prepare ALL students to bring an Eco-Healthy Lunch. You may also find some of these other units helpful in preparing your students for their Hidden Villa experiences.
Students analyze their own lunches and discover the enormous amount of waste produced by the typical school lunch. Then they generate ideas about how to pack an Eco-Healthy Lunch for their Hidden Villa field trip. DURATION: 1-2 days GRADES: 2nd-5th
Students learn three different note taking styles to aid them in writing down their discoveries during the Hidden Villa field trip in an organized way. This supports the development of students' note taking skills. Note taking during the field trip also supports student academic success in classroom projects integrated with the field trip. DURATION: 2 to 5 days GRADES: 2nd-5th
Students delve into the history of the Bay Area and California through the study of Hidden Villa's fascinating and inspiring history. They also learn about social justice and the history of many of its struggles through learning about the lives of visionaries Josephine and Frank Duveneck, founders of Hidden Villa. DURATION: 1-5 days or more GRADES: 3nd-5th
Students learn and practice four basic steps that can be used to resolve conflicts that arise in a variety of situations. Each step is introduced and practiced separately. At the end of the unit, students implement all four steps in role plays. DURATION: 5 to 8 days GRADES: 2nd-5th