Outdoor Education: Exploratory.
Project-Based Learning: Winter Term.
Interdisciplinary Study: Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.
Curriculum at the Leelanau School is planned and executed thoughtfully, using interdisciplinary studies to facilitate understanding, paired with differentiated instruction. As a student studies Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath in English, he or she is also learning about the history of class struggles and the photography of Dorothea Lange, respectively, in each of those courses. Students then take a trip to a local migrant worker farm community, and the unit culminates in a trip to Stratford, Ontario to see a performance of the play The Grapes of Wrath. Learning this way provides multiple pathways for memory. Students have a fuller, more substantial experience with history, the arts, politics and literature because of this kind of instruction at the Leelanau School. Programs like this abound in this close-knit community, and serve our students particularly well.
In recent years the Humanities Department has offered the following courses:
9th: Ancient Humanities
History Electives (one-semester):
Native American History
History of Class Struggles
History of Civil Rights
History of Rock 'n' Roll
History of US at War
Additional one-semester classes:
Life and Physical Sciences
In recent years the Science Department has offered the following courses:
Biology 1: The Wild World of Plants, Animals and Ecology
In recent years the Math Department has offered the following courses:
Algebra 1: Equations, Variables, and Graphs Geometry
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