At Corvian, while we certainly teach isolated skills, we strive to continuously give students meaningful and purposeful opportunities to use those newly learned skills. All students at all grade levels are always participating in multi-disciplinary, integrated units of study that give the students an opportunity to participate in meaningful, purposeful and relevant studies. Rather than memorizing isolated facts, students will ponder and reflect upon big ideas that truly matter in the larger picture of life. For every unit, there are one or two of the core commonalities studied as threads that tie our learning together. We adhere to the brain research that supports helping students find connections across all learning.
We explore how we depend on and help other people/cultures as we focus on honoring, respecting, and appreciating that relationship. We also study types of weather, patterns and how weather affects us. We talk about local, state and national governments, their leaders and their duties. We explore map skills and cardinal directions.