Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #2 & #3 videos!


3.  Survival Trip 2017

The annual sixth grade Survival Trip is a cross-curricular effort between the English Department and the Science Department. The students spend quality time in the outdoors and learn the self-sufficiency needed to stay in the outdoors by choice or by need. The program reinforces and expands on the classroom curriculum of the survival literature unit and the life science unit by offering insight into the history of the residents of the area and by demonstrating actual examples of the technology and culture of early local Native Americans. Specifically, the students learn how food is obtained in the wild, how to build friction fires, make tools, create string from plant material and practice archery.


2.  The Escape Room

The fifth grade Escape Room involved a heavy dose of critical thinking as students were tasked to solve a series of puzzles, complex math problems and riddles using clues and codes to complete an objective. In this case, after fifth graders had studied Ancient Mesopotamia, there was unexpected flooding of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and students were charged with the challenge to escape their village (known as the Alumni Room) and flee to a nearby city of higher elevation (our classroom.) Students were given are given a set time limit to complete the challenges and escape to the safety of their classroom.



In the time period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, our YouTube page videos received approximately 118,197 views for a total of 154,969 minutes. These include new and previously created videos. During that same time period, we created a total of 49 videos ranging from experiences in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Stay tuned all week long as we release the Top-10 countdown of the most viewed videos from the past academic year!

View videos #9 & #10 here:  http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/2018-top-10-videos-9-10/

View videos #6, #7 & #8 here:   http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/2018-top-10-videos-6-7-8/

View videos #4, & #5 here:  http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/2018-top-10-videos-4-5/


Videos are ranked by the total number of views they received between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.