Slate School reimagines elementary education by integrating creative arts into all aspects of the curriculum. The performing arts and visual arts are combined creatively with the students' collaborative learning. Art, music, and drama are woven throughout the fabric of the day. Students use new artistic ideas to explore academic concepts, or to express their ideas. Through this approach, all learners speak the language that they feel best communicates their understanding.
History and social studies come to life for Slate School's students. While learning history, the children draw and paint the historic time periods based on their imagination. They learn about architecture by building cities using wood, cardboard, and paper. They also study historic art pieces to understand the settings, dress, activities, and cultural anthropology of the times. The students additionally create their own performances to further imagine and delve into the time periods being studied.
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