“Kids Can Do” Interdisciplinary Themes of Inquiry
The Kidinnu curriculum will be organized around seven themes of inquiry. Kidinnu has created the “Kids Can Do” themes in alignment with Kidinnu’s mission and vision. The themes will have a global, “big picture” significance for all students in all cultures, and offers students the opportunity to explore the commonalities of human experience. The themes will be supported by knowledge, concepts and skills from the traditional subject areas, but will transcend the confines of these subjects, thereby contributing to an Interdisciplinary model of teaching and learning.
The “Kids Can Do” interdisciplinary inquiry is organized around seven themes of inquiry:
- Knowing Our Place in Space and Time
- Relating to Our Self and Others
- Exploring How Things Work
- Caring for Our Surroundings
- Making Connections
- Expressing Ourselves Creatively
- Discovering Innovative Solutions
The “Kids Can Do” themes will be adopted and, in correlation with the California Common Core State Standards and frameworks, Core Knowledge Sequence, and Kidinnu’s Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs). Students will develop a deep understanding of basic and important concepts; they will conduct research into knowledge with local and global significance; they will acquire and practice a range of essential skills; they will be encouraged to develop positive attitudes toward learning, the environment and other people; and, they will have the opportunity for involvement in responsible action and social service, and in developing innovative solutions.
Kidinnu Academy will focus on meeting the needs of our target students and their community. The Kidinnu program will focus on the development of the whole child. It will be a trans-disciplinary curriculum, which draws individual disciplines together into a coherent whole, while preserving the essence of each subject, and striving to develop a global perspective.