Our Place-based Academic Curriculum
- Students make connections and develop ties to the natural environment and the local community through investigative, hands-on learning.
- Place-based education is meaningful and authentic, integrating all disciplines, and designed to meet children where they are, academically, developmentally, and socially.
- Place-based curriculum engages reasons for and solutions to real-life problems and fosters problem-solving and critical thinking skills that will be essential tools for this generation.
- The curriculum is standards-relevant: the Next Generation Science Standards, National Council for Social Studies Learning Targets, and Common Core standards for Math and Literacy serve as guides and benchmarks for teaching and learning.
- Place-based curriculum moves students through a progression of Chewonki’s varied resources, such as our wildlife lab, surrounding forests and intertidal shoreline, and farm, allowing myriad opportunities for hands-on learning.