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We are so grateful that you are embarking on this full year educational experience with Origins! Origins Curriculum offers a magical exploration into global education for classroom & homeschool educators. Join us in our year-long, virtual and nature-based learning curriculum.

Mindfulness • Nature-Led & Eco-Conscious • Global Education • Research-Based Online Learning

Origins is an adventure into global education, and hits all the required domains of learning and covers every subject taught in public school plus more! Students will dive into each global biome and learn about the regions in depth.

They will learn about the original peoples, the flora and the fauna, about environmental concerns, economics, water cycles, weather patterns, food systems, soil types and how the regions are connected to the greater global web. These topics will be explored through the lenses of reading, mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, music and art and more, all the while weaving in eco- literacy and mindfulness.

Origins students will develop critical-thinking skills toward solving real-world problems like climate change, while gaining confidence in their identity, meaning, and purpose.

Below outlines the curriculum you will receive for each month throughout the year:


Monthly Curriculum Guide

The Monthly Overview; Step-by-Step Instructions and Teacher Resources; Table of Contents; Book and Supply Lists; Weekly Planners; Blank Weekly Planner; Blank Monthly Planner; Food and Nutrition; Food Focus Seek and Find; Instructions for Biomimicry in the Classroom and Heart Poems; Biomimicry Example; Heart Poems; Vocabulary Images; Parent Newsletter; Improving Your Child Care Center - Show and Share in Your Classroom; Math and Play Centers in Early Childhood; Circle Time, Outdoor Play, & Science Notebooks in Early Childhood; Assessment Information; Blank Assessment Checklist.

Month 4: The Savanna!
This month we are checking out the savanna landscape. We’re looking at the adaptations in the savanna, as well as the culture and people. The project for this theme is called, "Sunset Colors".

Lesson Plans:
What is an Ecosystem? Introduction to the Savanna; The African Savanna; Shapes in the Savanna; Ecosystems: Biodiversity Breakdown; Ecosystems: Biodiversity Breakdown Pt 2; Virtual Tour; Survival in the Savanna; We Will Eat Meat; I’m a Little Herbivore; Giraffe Game; Dancing With Gerald; The Baobab Tree; Elephant, impala, ostrich; Herd Mentality: African Buffalo; The Buffalo Herd Goes Marching; Savanna Yoga; Access to Water; Wants and Needs; The Recycling Women of Gambia; Dancing in the Savanna
Project Week: Sunset Colors: Day 1 - Primary Colors; Day 2 – Color Experiments; Day 3 - Practice; Day 4 - Paint; Day 5 - Story Creation, Savanna Animal Silhouettes


Month 5: The Woods!
This month we looking at the woodland landscape, the life cycle of trees, and Indigenous people. The project for this theme is called, "Animal Study".

Lesson Plans:
Little Red Riding Hood; Science Notebook: The Woods; In the Woods: Who’s Been Here? By Lindsay Barrett George; Nature Connection; Beginnings and Endings; The Life of a Log; Hibernation Play Scenario; Birds; Bird Beaks; Analyzing Birds; Rhyming: Habitats in Trees; Stand Like a Tree; Tree and Human Design; Mycelium Networks: The Secret Life of Trees; Mushroom More Than, Less Than; Mushrooms in the Kitchen; Who Are the Indigenous People?; Teacher Research: Indigenous People of Your Local Area; The Art of Storytelling; KWL Review;
Project Week: Animal Story: Day 1- Parts of a Story; Day 2- Story Dice; Days 3 & 4 - Write and Illustrate; Day 5- Party in the Woods


Month 6: The River!
This month we will discover freshwater ecosystems, insects, amphibians, and reptiles, and river resources. The project for this theme is called, "Mayfly Life Cycle".

Lesson Plans:
Bodies of Water; Freshwater vs. Saltwater; Rivers Around the World; River Formation; Multimedia River Diorama; Amphibians: Leap Frog; Yoga Flow: Life Cycle of a Frog; Reptile Investigation; Insight on Insects; How Insects Help Humans; Animal Classification: River Wildlife; Sounds of the River; Classroom Artwork: River Plants; Writing on the River; Building Bridges; Virtual Tour of a River; River Habitats; From the River to Your Plate; Playing with Weight: River Rocks; The Water Cycle;
Weekly Project: Mayfly Life Cycle: Day 1- Life Cycle of a Mayfly; Day 2- Life Cycles; Day 3- Fly Fishing; Day 4-Tying Flies ; Day 5- Show and Share

2. External (winter) Preschool

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