At-Home Activities: Conquering Mountains - Search for Lost Cities

May 10-14

Workshop Class Activities:

  1. Craft – Nature Print

  2. Key Points – Ghost Towns

  3. Collaborative – Oxygen Experiment

  4. Language Arts – Collaborative Story

  5. Math/Logic – Mapping Ghost Towns

  6. Prepare for Adventure - Music

  7. Big Activity – Gold Flakes

  8. Movement - Red Light, Green Light

At-Home Activities

See a suggested week schedule at


• journal

• colored pencils

• graph paper

• writing paper and pencil

• 3 x 5 notecards


  • Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Treehouse Book 10) by Mary Pope Osborne ages 6-9

  • If You Were a Kid During the California Gold Rush by Josh Gregory ages 7-10

  • What Was the Gold Rush? by Joan Holub - ages 8-12

  • Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to lost cities and ghost towns



“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

-Rudyard Kipling, Author

The following preposition poem was written by a girl after skiing with her family. Copy it in your best handwriting.


Up the ski lift

Above the ground

Toward the summit

From the top

Down the mountain

Through the woods

Between two trees

Off a jump

During the snow

Against the wind

Beside my dad

Behind my brother

Beyond my mom

Toward the bottom

At the end of the trail