Pedagogy & curriculum
Pedagogy & Curriculum
Students learn best when given the opportunity to make discoveries, find patterns, and think critically about new ideas. That’s why Heads Up Learning uses student-centered pedagogy to present its unique curriculum and drive meaningful learning.
Four themes traverse the year’s literacy learning for French and for English learners, guiding students across practical content areas: citizenship, environmentalism, community activism, and human-tech relationships.
Each academic year takes a unique focus on the core themes, incorporating state standards of social studies and science in grades 3-6 for holistic and cross-curricular learning.
In grade 3, students learn about habits of citizenship, environmentalism, community activism, and human tech-relationships through the lens of comparing communities across the world.
Grade 4 students focus on local activism and political structures, and begin to find their own voice as citizens of their communities.
Grade 5 students learn about the history of citizenship, environmentalism, community activism, and human-tech relationships throughout the Western Hemisphere.
In Grade 6, students gain more historical insights, this time through a closer look of the same core themes in the East.