|Through an integrated curriculum, University Liggett School students from Prekindergarten through Grade 12 are encouraged to explore critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, adaptability and universalism. A curriculum based on these concepts will allow us to achieve insight. To continually advance the horizons of our knowledge we must begin with this fundamental idea: We learn from experience and the richer the field of our experience the greater the possibility to learn. You can read an overview of the way we teach at Liggett, but to fully understand the concept, we suggest you read the full text of the Curriculum for Understanding.|
curriculum for understanding at work
|A body of work|
John Bandos' seventh-grade life science curriculum includes a series of mysteries, the solutions to which can be determined through scientific methods. It's a way to hook them, he says. And when he can do that, he takes his captive audience on a journey of learning.
|The teaching of poetry|
By Peter Gaines
Assistant Head of Upper School, English Teacher
In Billy Collins’s “Introduction to Poetry
,” he talks of wanting his students “to waterski / across the surface of a poem / waving at the author's name on the shore.”
|Theater, at Liggett, is in student hands|
Liggett's theater department is nationally recognized for a reason: It's great. What many people don't know is that, though it's under the direction of Dr. Phillip Moss, most of the work is done by students. Here's what makes Liggett such a great place for those interested in the theater.
|Students present Advanced Research Work|
The presentations Monday night by six Advanced Research Project students were the culmination of nearly a year and a half of work by the students, and almost seven years by ARP Program Director Shernaz Minwalla.
University Liggett School students are living the Curriculum for Understanding in their classrooms every day. They share their work through a variety of channels, including blogs, so others can see what they have accomplished.