Author: Paulette Borthwick Pueblo County
DescriptionPueblo has the State Fair every year. Let us discover who is going to be at the State Fair for entertainment for this year.
Grade Level 9-12
Curriculum Life Skills / Careers
We are going to spend on full day at the State Fair but we need to know about what dates will it be here, what time it is open, what exhibits are going to be there, when are the free concerts during the day, but most important how much will it cost to get into the gates? You need to research some questions so we can be prepared.
Task 1We need to find out the State Fair schedule so we can plan out community outing.We need to find prices and times.Task 2We need to find out who is preforming at the Pepsi Center when we are there.We are using the computer to find out this information.Task 3After we leave the State Fair during the day, you can come back with your parents and enjoy the evening with your favorite band. Pick one you would like to go see and give me some background on them.Task 4 The State Fair is a competition for all the 4-H clubs in Colorado counties. Only the best of the best in all areas will get to compete in the Fair. Tell me about one 4-H competition. Look on line to find this information.
You will need to go the State Fair website to gather information about the State Fair. What time do it open? How much does it cost to get into the gate? Can we eat at the fair and where is it on the fairway? Who will be performing at the Pepsi Center?www.Coloradostatefair.com/index.phpFind you favorite group you would like to see at night. Answers these questions. What is the name of the group? What day and time will they be at the fair? What are the cost of the tickets? Where can you purchase the tickets? This site will help you fine prices for concerts.www.costatefair.ticketsnow.comPick one you would like to go see and
give me some background on them. You might have to Google the group
name to find information. Now 4-H clubs have sent their best to the State Fair. Pick out one competition and tell me about it. Answer the following questions, and use the web site to find information. What do the 4-H competitors present(animal or product) to be judged? Where are they located(building of arena) on the fair grounds? www.Coloradostatefair.com/index.php
Now since we have some information about the State Fair now we need to think about: Some safety rules we can use at the fair. We need to organize small groups together and paras who will be in charge. How about a letter home to inform you parents as of this information we have shared?Let's have a GREAT time enjoying a Pueblo community event!!!
Paulette Borthwick is an instructor with TAP with District 70. This program that teaches life skill to 18-21 years old with disabilities. We have several domains we address and this lesson could integrate into both Leisure/ Recreational and Community Domain . We take our students out in the community one a week to increase their knowledge of their own community. Paras are provided to insure the safety of all students. Our most severe students just need to get comfortable in the public setting so this is most important to provide different experiences.Standard of Transition Activities program: Recreation/Leisure DomainVII Leisure Time Management----E. Select independent activities that would provide personal pleasure and developmentThese activities will need to differentiated for all students in our program.