EMBARK Global Themes
We have developed a curriculum which equips children for life at school within the Embark Family and beyond, for the 21st and 22nd centuries. We are mindful that children have been born who will be alive in 2100!
We have therefore developed a curriculum which has been created around the idea of developing global citizens, who have strong values and attitudes with the knowledge required to support this. Children who use their acquired knowledge to think critically, work co-operatively, value equality, diversity of opinion and ethnicity, have strong global awareness and a sense of social justice.
In order to develop learners who can thrive and be successful in the future world we intend to provide a curriculum that equips them with knowledge, both disciplinary and substantive, which they need to embrace the opportunities and challenges they encounter in life. A curriculum that helps shape a future they want to live in and to be a global citizen who contributes to and values their world.
This will be achieved through units of learning which develop knowledge, through issues relevant to the children’s world:
- Identity and Diversity
- Peace and Conflict
- Social Justice
- Saving our Environment
- Our Heritage
- Our World and Beyond
These themes will be used as a thread to link knowledge within a topic. They will provide a relevant real-life context and encourage children to make deep, lasting connections between learning and understanding the world they live in. High quality texts are selected to be the stimulus for each topic, which facilitates exploration of the Global Theme. This provides opportunities to build on knowledge and develop values in a way which connects to children’s lives:
- Who they are
- How they fit into the world
- How they contribute and respond to it
See EMBARK's ‘Global Themes Progression’ document below.