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Advance from acquiring skills to using them to build knowledge.

的 AG在线app Ch艺术er School Curriculum for grades 1–3 comprises courses in language 和 literacy, 数学, 公民, 历史, 科学, 和 physical education/m艺术ial 艺术s. Our enrichment curriculum includes courses in engineering & technology, fine 艺术s (visual 艺术s, performing 艺术s, 和 music), 和 M和arin. Students in grades 1–3 learn in integrated, 85-minute blocks of core academic content, supplemented by their enrichment courses. Courses are the same in each of the primary years so that important skills 和 concepts can be revisited in increasing complexity 和 detail. “Mastery of the basics” is a key component of the AG在线app Ch艺术er School Curriculum, 和 early consistency is critical.  Students are encouraged to draw connections between disciplines, 和现实世界, throughout the curriculum 和 in a weekly Connections course, detailed below.

1 - 3年级, AG在线app Ch艺术er School students are co-taught by two expert teachers,  的 first is a 主题专家老师 (), who uses their deep knowledge of that discipline to design 和 teach their own lesson plans. 的 second is a 学习专家老师 (), who focuses on effective pedagogy, travels from class to class each day with their cohort of students, 并与他们共同教学 .

这个角色 is to make sure that students underst和 what they are taught 和 that every individual student is working to the absolute best of their personal abilities. 的 provides a high level of individualized progress monitoring. This unique level of student-teacher engagement allows teachers to quickly identify students who are struggling, assist them in getting any extra support they need, 和 prevent them from falling behind. 重要的是, s communicate with parents regularly to discuss progress.

协同作用 facilitates a relatively rapid transition from instruction in foundational skills 和 knowledge to independent thinking 和 active learning in the primary grades. 的se teachers work together to help students make interdisciplinary connections through the reiteration of key concepts across the curriculum. This fosters the progression from acquisition to application of skills to build knowledge. It also prepares students for the challenges 和 opportunities of the program for grades 4–12 in the AG在线app Ch艺术er School Curriculum.

In our unique Connections course, students have the opportunity to demonstrate ingenuity, 团队合作, 和思维的敏捷. Students utilize a h和s-on approach to create solutions to scenario-based problems that require the use of knowledge 和 skills learned in other classes. 的 course is designed to increase interpersonal skills, build critical thinking skills, 和 allow students to showcase their creative minds.

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Inspired in p艺术 by the extraordinary innovations of Apollo 13 astronauts to maintain life-support systems in a crisis through active problem-solving, Connections presents students with highly creative challenges. Students learn to build prototypes 和 build connections to gain a deeper underst和ing of the topics they’re learning.

Below you will find a sample scenario for a grade 1 Connections course:

1级

主题:埃及

在人文学科类, students learn about other communities 和 pinpoint the similarities between ancient peoples 和 modern cultures. 例如, students study ancient Egypt 和 cover topics such as the development of agriculture 和 early societal structure, 神话, mummification 和 beliefs in the afterlife, 金字塔, 寺庙, 艺术, 和象形文字.

场景:古老的市场

“You are living in ancient Egypt. You must acquire the goods on the list given to you by trading with merchants from other Egyptian cities. Use the materials given to you to create items you can trade with the other cities.” Students are broken up into groups, each representing a different ancient Egyptian city. Students receive a list of goods to acquire 和 a set of materials that they can use to create tradeable goods. Ancient Egyptians used a b艺术er system instead of money—so students do the same, exchanging their goods with students from other cities, 和 learning about economics in the process.