July 26, 2007
Creativity comes out at Kids’ University
Augusta, Ga. – Children participating in Augusta State University Continuing Education’s summer program have received some eye-opening lessons in the areas of economics and geography, lessons that have led to creative results. In Kids’ University classes for fourth and fifth graders, students were challenged to start their own business using knowledge garnered from a look at business taking place on the ASU campus.
“They have been so excited about this campus because we have shown them so much that is here with keeping the old and bringing in the new,” says Kid’s University teacher Deborah Hundt after taking her classes on strolls around the former Augusta Arsenal buildings as well as on the campus History Walk.
As a result of the challenge, student artwork is up for sale in the lobby of Galloway Hall, where the Continuing Education department is located. Students will take the proceeds and use lessons learned on capital resources to help fund their new business. The economics class meets from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Children in Mrs. Hundt’s geography class have also found inspiration on the ASU campus while creating their own board games. After using maps to experience campus and to learn about Route 66, students began work on a roadmap board game that they will allow fellow classmates to play tomorrow morning, between 9:45 and 11 a.m.
The two-week summer camp session for both classes ends on July 27. If you would like to pursue this topic, call Kristopher Wells, information specialist, in ASU’s Office of Public Relations and Publications, at 706-667-4821.
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