Expeditionary learning combines fieldwork, community service, and deeper learning that hits every subject

Expeditionary-learningWhen juniors at Casco Bay High School in Portland, Maine, recently visited Queens, New York to study the effects of Hurricane Sandy, they weren’t on your ordinary field trip. Instead of touring museums or taking in the sights, they performed service work, helping those affected by the 2012 storm as they continue to recover, and created multimedia documentaries about the lasting impacts.

“Field trips have a passive connotation, like observing something like a tourist,” said Derek Pierce, the...

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