Goals and Objectives
  • Our primary objective is to  actively involve students in understanding, analyzing, and appreciating Greek culture, history, and mythology. We use an interdisciplinary and experientia l approach to appeal to a wide range of learning styles, abilities, and interests. This actively engages students in the learning process to increase their attention, retention, and enjoyment.
  • Students create academic and personal connections between Greek history, culture, and mythology through the interdisciplinary lessons, and come away with a richer and deeper understanding of the curricular material.

  • Our pedagogic goals include a deeper understanding of content area, developing different teaching strategies and methods, integration between Social Studies and Language Arts curricula, effective use of arts as classroom tools,  coordination between specials and academic curriculum  and developing a shared bank of curriculum units. These experiences help teachers diversify their own teaching methods not only in this unit, but as applied to other curricula as well.

  • The program supports team teaching, interdisciplinary learning, a rigorous curriculum, professional development opportunities and involved parents and communities. It compliments and enriches curriculum, engages community resources, and provides interdisciplinary instruction and activities to support instruction. It generates ideas for writing specific curriculum in English/Language Arts and Social Studies  as well as fostering student writing across the curriculum. Through differentiated instruction and curriculum enrichment, it provides a tool to narrow the achievement gap. The strong partnership of several teams and specials around a  shared project enhances communication with in the school.