Director's Tea (March 14th)
The Concept of "Hierarchy" in Education
Ms. VanDamme will introduce this crucial concept, and explain its role in determining content and teaching methods at VanDamme Academy.
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Director's Tea (January 16th)
The VanDamme Academy History Curriculum
Lisa VanDamme and the school's two history teachers, Scott Powell and Andrew Lewis, discuss the school's unique history curriculum. If you missed it, you can listen to each of the speakers on the links below:
Part 1: Introduction
Ms. VanDamme introduces the school's curriculum and contrasts it with the dominant view of history in the educational establishment.
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Part 2: The Elementary Years
Mr. Powell explains the foundation he provides in the elementary grades for understanding the chronology of history, and provides an outline of this year's Ancient History curriculum.
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Mr. Lewis summarizes the history program for junior high students and outlines the school's distinctive view of and approach to teaching history.
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