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What's new in school: McDill students learn about lives of lumberjacks

10:59 AM, Apr. 5, 2013
Fourth-grader Noah Jung prepares hash browns as part of an authentic lumberjack breakfast for his McDill Elementary School classmates.
Fourth-grader Noah Jung prepares hash browns as part of an authentic lumberjack breakfast for his McDill Elementary School classmates.
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After spending weeks learning about lumberjacks, their lives and the lumber industry, McDill Elementary School fourth-graders were challenged to use their skills and imaginations to create a project as a culmination of their Wisconsin lumbering social studies unit.

"The students are much more motivated and interested in learning when they are given the opportunity to participate in fun, hands-on activities in which they role-play the real life experiences of the people and/or subjects they are studying," explained their teacher, Scott Ruesch.

One group of students, with the help of ...

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