Walden Community School uses an integrated curriculum based on the historical time period being studied. In this way, math, science, reading, and writing all revolve around what occurred in history. This year students are focusing on major historical periods and movements, beginning with the Big Bang and slowly working their way through The Stone Age, the evolution of Homo Sapiens, the first civilizations in Mesopotamia, and Ancient Egypt. Hands-on projects, such as tool building, making hand-stencil cave drawings, planting a garden as they read about the first crops, tasting figs for the first time, and writing their names in hieroglyphics, all help students better understand what they are learning -- and make history come alive.
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