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We are so grateful that you are embarking on this 3-month 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 7: The Rainforest!
This month we will take a look at rainforest ecosystems, animal observations, and protecting our planet. The project for this theme is called, "Rainforest Layers".

Lesson Plans:

Welcome to the Rainforest; One More Than; Rainforests Around the World; The Layers of the Rainforest; A Day In The Canopy; A Day in the Understory; A Day in the Forest Floor; Biodiversity Breakdown in the Rainforest; Animal Classification: Rainforest Wildlife; Bird Beaks: Rainforest Adaptations; T for Toucan; Lemurs; Green Anaconda; Bengal Tigers; Deforestation Addition and Subtraction; Up in the Kapok Tree; Don’t Let Them Disappear; Frogs in an Umbrella; Sounds of the Raniforest; Rainforest Slime;
Project Week: Rainforest Layers: Day 1- Forest Floor Diorama; Day 2- Understory Diorama; Day 3- Canopy Dioram; Day 4- Emergent Layer Diorama; Day 5- Show and Share


Month 8: The Desert!
This month we will cover desert biomes, photosynthesis, and adaptations. The project for this theme is called, "Survival Mode".

Lesson Plans:

Biome review; Defining Deserts; Desert Yoga; Photosynthesis; Plants in the Desert; Deserts Around the World ; Cactus Addition; Camels; Sand Art; The Two Wallabies; Desert Marsupials; Rock Art; Nocturnal Animals; Observing, Researching, & Hypothesizing; Experimenting, Analyzing, & Reporting; Martu People and Culture ; Desertification; Producers, Consumers, Decomposers; Discussion: Wants Vs. Needs; Wants vs. Needs memory

Weekly Project: Survival Mode: Day 1- I Will Survive; Day 2- I am Resourceful; Day 3- I am Grateful; Day 4- I am Kind; Day 5- I am a Survivor


Month 9: The Prairie!
This month we will discover prairies and grasslands, parts of a plant, and the concept of seed to table. The project for this theme is called, "Growing Beans".

Lesson Plans:

Prairie Hide and Seek; Grouse Hunt; Shapes and Patterns in the Prairie; Nature Made Prairies; Helpful Fires ; Grasslands: Beneficial Bees; Sound Bath; Aromatherapy; Anatomy of a Flower; Seeds; Caring for Plants; How a Seed Becomes a Plant; How a plant drinks; Microbes: Play Scenario; Life cycle of a plant; Plant magic; Foraging Food; Where Does Food Come From?; Food Production: Industrial vs. Local; Eating Local and Clean

Weekly Project: Growing Beans: Day 1 - Planting Beans; Day 2 - Observing Beans; Day 3 - Dissecting Beans; Day 4 - Stimulating Beans; Day 5 - Transplanting Beans

3. Metaphysical (spring) Preschool

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