To develop an understanding of the EARTH curriculum, it is helps to look at both the year’s blocks of study and the daily schedule.
EARTH students will gather together following morning chores for their morning project. Depending on the block, this could be anything from gardening to working with horses. In the afternoon, the students will have one academic session, either math or English, working cognitively with the subject of the morning, and then an artistic or craft project also centered around the morning work.
9:00 Main Lesson
10:45 Activity: farm and nature projects
|9/4||8||Shelter||Stu||Constructing shelter to work in|
|9/23||15||Garden||Emily||Food preparation, plant dyeing|
|10/28||15||Garden, grain, bread, compost||Indigo||Bread and paper|
|11/18||12||Cows||Dana||Leather, horn craft, cheese|
|12/9||10||Sheep||Indigo||Fleece, wax, clothing or bags|
|1/6||10||Local History: Basket making, ice harvesting||Indigo/Stu||Baskets|
|1/21||14||Trees: botany, logging, biology||Stu + FEP||Woodworking|
|2/9||20||Sugaring: syrup, tree care, work horses||Team||Blacksmithing, candy making|
|3/17||15||Plowing, planting, shearing||Emily/Indigo||Pottery, sculpture|
|4/7||15||Out of the Earth: Forest & field ecology||Stu + FEP||Book binding|
|5/5||15||Garden & bees, flowers & insects||Emily + FEP||Painting/drawing|
|5/25||14||Stream Ecology: Invertebrates, plants and fish||Stu + FEP|