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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Vancouver District Curriculum
In English language arts, students acquire their reading, writing, communication, and research skills which serve them well in all subjects. Reading comprehension includes both fiction and non-fiction and students are expected to develop critical, analytic responses to their reading. They are expected to recognize voice, intent, and craft of writing and then translate these lessons into their own written work. Students learn how to organize and draft essays and stories, and then learn techniques to edit and revise their work.
The social studies and history curriculum requires that students learn about a number of major concepts from politics and economics to sociology and culture. The study of how individuals contribute to changes in society is emphasized. Students look at the manners in which humans adapt and modify their environment to make them more suitable for living as well. Both positive and negative aspects of the changes humans make to the environment are examined. Students learn how geography both facilitates communication between peoples and cuts areas off from the outside world and how people have adapted to such a reality.
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Vancouver District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The curriculum used in Vancouver was developed at the provincial level to ensure that all students have access to the same high quality standards of learning. The standards are referred to as the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and outline what knowledge and skills a students should acquire in each subject. Core academic learning is enhanced by the district through its programs for students of all ages, including programs in the fine arts, outdoor education, language immersion, and specialized career programs, which all follow curriculum that integrate classroom and hands-on learning experiences.
We currently cover the following Vancouver-area school district: Vancouver School Board, Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese.
Keeping Informed: Recent Vancouver Educational News
- Strong Start - Families in the Vancouver District can use one of 18 Early Learning Centres that are open in local elementary schools. These centres provide a place for playtime, reading, social interaction and language development for children birth to 5. The centres are free to families though a parent/caregiver must be with their child while attending.
- Mini Schools - The District has developed a series of Mini Schools for high school age students. These schools provide specific education in the Arts, Technology, Athletics and other academic programs. The Mini Schools offer accelerated learning experiences in fields that students are considering for their future academic and career pursuits. Students enjoy hands-on, experiential and collaborative learning experiences in a field of particular personal interest.
- Mandarin Bilingual Education - Students at Jamieson Elementary School have the unique opportunity to receive a bilingual education in Mandarin. The core curriculum is delivered in English and then there is a Mandarin Language Arts component. Students are not expected to have any knowledge of Mandarin to enroll in this program. The program begins for students in grade 4.
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Chalk Talk: What the Arts Curriculum Offers
Art students have the opportunity to study many forms of art, from instrumental and vocal music to theatre and dance to the visual arts. The visual arts component allows children to explore various mediums, including paint, clay, and charcoal. Students in the middle grades learn basic design elements that improve aesthetics. This is done by studying seminal art works and identifying their common characteristics. Students also gain the ability to critically evaluate their work and the work of others. Young artists are challenged to test the limits of their abilities by using new materials and processes to design and create new art. There is a connection to the world of work as well. Students identify various careers that require artistic abilities, and evaluate those careers based on future availability and income potential.