Each series of hands-on learning activities corresponds to an online course and covers four core subjects: English language arts, math, science, and social science. T. Under every project, there is an authentic and cross-disciplinary challenge. A good project solves a problem! Learners have the opportunity to express creativity, use problem-solving skills, and apply learned content to real-world problems.
Both the learner and parent partner with a credentialed teacher to dive deep into the weekly content, which culminates with a project related to real-world skills. Our facilitator does the hard work for you: from supporting growth opportunities to providing feedback and assessing your child’s strengths, parents can partner as little or as much as desired.
Weekly live sessions allow for engagement with other students and parents, conversation with the facilitator (teacher), and live learning activities and support.
Learning Experience 1: Picture This! (Quarter 1)
Social Science, Language Arts & Science :In this adventure, learners will explore the question of “How can we as historians and photojournalists uncover and share stories about our community?” 6th graders will be looking into the roles archaeology and anthropology play in unveiling early man and ancient civilizations. Learners will use photographs, writings, and any other form of documentation in order to learn and understand about the past.
While learners learn about the history of ancient civilizations they will practice their own uncovering of the past within their local community. Learners will identify themes and topics related to their communities, interview local community members, and capture photos. They will use the interviews and photos to develop photographic essays that visually document local cultural and social stories. Learners will showcase their findings at a virtual gallery.
Along with learning about ancient civilizations, 6th graders will inquire about the Earth’s process and how these processes impact and influence civilizations and history. At the end of the project learners will understand how geography and climate impacts their community.
Math: 6th graders will explore the Number System, which includes topics such as ordering numbers on a number line, opposites, ordered pairs, and absolute value.
Learning Experience 2: TBA (Quarter 2)
Learning Experience 3: TBA (Quarter 3)
Learning Experience 4: TBA (Quarter 4)