Integration Deepens Learning
Integration of the curriculum deepens learning and provides opportunities for students to make authentic connections, not only across school subjects but also in their own lives and the world around them. Yavneh integrates learning because we recognize the complexity of the whole child. Students are whole individuals, multi-faceted, and need to draw from the totality of their learning experiences to address new questions or situations. This integration prepares students for comfortable and informed participation in a pluralistic society.
Exploring Multiple Subjects
By exploring content areas through multiple subjects, modalities and interest areas, learning becomes more relevant and accessible to each child. When students can utilize their language skills in math or their scientific skills of observation in text study, they are able to make deeper connections and learn from the similarities and contrasts.
Integrating Jewish Studies Enriches all Subjects
Jewish Studies is not a separate strand of learning, rather it is part of how we look at the world. Integrating or blending Jewish studies throughout the curriculum allows students to see the natural curricular connections thus enriching the meanings of all subjects as well as finding more relevance to Jewish learning.