Life-worthy learning and building global awareness are key elements in the Akiva educational philosophy. Every learning unit in the Akiva curriculum includes a relevant outcome or tangible product that students can apply in their real life. This week, Akiva grade 4 students started a learning unit entitled “My Place in the World”, where the classes explore big ideas or themes with respect to growing/changing as an individual and how we are each on our own journey of life. Hands-on learning and outreach beyond the classroom is a big part of this learning. The outreach component of this particular learning unit for grade 4 will be done in conjunction with the online “Reach the World (RTW)” educational program. The RTW program connects students via a digital classroom with world-wide travellers enabling them to get a real life taste of the benefits of travel.
The classes kicked off the unit watching a pair world travellers (aka Akiva teachers!) trying to navigate their way through Italy.
Let the learning and fun begin!