Premiere Date:Sunday, October 09, 2011
Take a slice of the great Alabama outdoors, add a group of Alabama students, combine with a dedicated Alabama teacher and, voila, you have the recipe for exceptionally meaningful learning. This recipe has been a major emphasis of Discovering Alabama throughout its 25 year tenure. And today, teachers at Woodland Forrest Elementary School have embraced the theme “Discovering Alabama” in adapting such an approach school-wide for the entire school year. Their innovative program engages students in the active discovery of Alabama’s natural diversity to integrate and augment the study of science, history, math, reading, the arts, and more. The fact that students also gain environmental understanding, acquire critical thinking skills, and develop civic responsibility is simply the icing on the curriculum.