Curriculum Overview


Math

Whole Living Academy’s Math program covers the core topics for each grade level while challenging students to a deeper level of understanding through mental math strategies, word problems, fun activities, online games, and regular practice.  Students will also gain knowledge of the growth mindset, African history of mathematics, and historical figures important to the subject.  In addition, our instructors intersperse financial literacy and real world math into each unit.

Learning Management System: Schoology

Video Conferencing System: Zoom

Materials Required: Internet connected device, pencil, dedicated notebook, and calculator.  Students may receive worksheets which they can either read from their device or print as hard copies.

Science

Our Science program interweaves multiple sciences into each grade level - Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science for our elementary groups and Biology, Botany, Chemistry, and Physics for our middle school groups.  Students will gain the fundamentals while being challenged with critical thinking activities, scientific inquiry projects, and home experiments.  In addition, they will gain an understanding of the African diasporic historical contributions to science and invention - from Imhotep to George Washington Carver to the 21st century.

Learning Management System: Schoology

Video Conferencing System: Zoom

Materials Required: Internet connected device, pencil, dedicated notebook, and calculator.  Instructors may require additional materials for experiments.  Notice will be given well in advance.  Students may receive reading materials and worksheets which they can either read from their device or print as hard copies.

English Language Arts (ELA)

In our English Language Arts program, younger groups will focus on phonics, reading, reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, handwriting, spelling, public speaking, and composition while upper elementary and middle school students will focus on literary comprehension and analysis, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, public speaking, and composition.  All students will read from fiction works of the African diaspora (stories, novels, folktales), non-fiction works of the African diaspora (essays, narratives, speeches), and multi-cultural fiction and non-fiction works of the world.  Our goal in ELA is to introduce students to great literary texts while cultivating them into all-star readers, writers, and thinkers.

Learning Management System: Schoology

Video Conferencing System: Zoom

Materials Required: Internet connected device, dedicated notebook, and pen or pencil.  Students may receive reading materials and worksheets which they can either read from their device or print as hard copies.

For a sample 6-week outline for your child's grade level, please e-mail info@wholelivingacademy.com.