Learning Expeditions Curriculum Framework

In kindergarten through fifth grade, six historical time periods are covered over a two-year cycle. All grades study the same time period at the same time, but students investigate more sophisticated topics and make increasingly complex global comparisons and connections as they advance. The time periods—Prehistory, Early People/Woodland Peoples, Indians/Explorers/Settlers, Village to City, City Grows, and Today and Tomorrow—are defined in our Curriculum Framework. Sixth graders spend their capstone year investigating and proposing solutions to address contemporary local issues. The sixth grade curriculum is also outlined in the Curriculum Framework.