Learning, Belonging, and Community
The course curriculum focuses on three key factors for English Learners: 1) accelerate academic English language acquisition; 2) deepen social integration; and, 3) participate in engaging experiences designed to address identity formation and civic connection.
The curriculum is divided into three themes which build from students’ school community to neighborhood community and finally society at large. Themes are divided into two units, totaling six units within the curriculum. Each unit culminates in project-based task which includes a presentation, often multimedia, to peers. Units are divided into two parts with individual sessions that provide learning experiences such as gathering information, analyzing that information and organizing information collected.
Scope and Sequence Directory
Click on the various parts to view detailed documentation on the curriculum.
|Unit One||Part 1
Going to School in My New Neighborhood
Discovering the Diversity of My School Community
|Multimedia poster presenting important and useful information for new comers about the school system of your new neighborhood (Part 1) in comparison with other school systems from your and your peers’ geographical and cultural regions (Part 2).|
|Unit Two||Part 1
Discovering & Settling in My New Neighborhood
Leadership and Civic Engagement in My Community; Rights & Responsibilities of a Citizen.
|Multimedia report about an association, or an organization, or a City Hall department that offers services and social activities for youth and families (Part 1: social and cultural integration), include opportunities to be more involved in the life of the community (Part 2: rights & responsibilities of a citizen in a community).|