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ACADEMIC YEAR 2021 - 2022

At Sostante, the world is our classroom.  Connecting students learning to real time projects and solutions that are happening all around us today, is a large part of our curriculum and philosophy.  We establish collaborations with a wide variety of topics so that our students can be exposed to the diversity that exists, and become an active part of society today.  From our collaborations, we delve into the students interests, develop themes to weave our standard core classes and objectives into, and participate in trips that bring their learning and interests to life. 

Themes, trips, and projects for this academic year, and how they will relate to the learning objectives:


Theme / Projects

Links to Grade Level Curriculum and Learning Objectives

PanaSea – Sustainable Sea Cucumber Farming

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Conscientious Business Model

  • Restoring Ocean Life

  • Community Outreach

  • Living things and their habitat

  • Persuasive Writing

  • Power of Imagery

  • Number sense

  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages

  • Measurement and conversions

Azuero Peninsula - Sea Turtle Nesting

  • Navigation and space

    • How do they know where to nest as adults?

  • Threats

    • Light pollution

    • Ships

    • Plastics

    • Changing Seas

  • Space and Earth

  • Working Scientifically

  • Recounts

  • Poetry

  • Statistics

  • Geometry

  • Multiplication and Division

Tavida Farmstead – Huertos de Vida (Orchards of Life)

  • Local Food Sources

  • Organic

  • Medicinal Plants

  • “Back to Nature”

  • Human Biology

  • Ecosystems and Adaptations

  • Instructions and Explanations

  • Arguments and Debates

  • Number Sense

  • Money and Time

Smithsonian’s Agua Salud Project – Mapping and Tracking Changes using Drones

  • Student Scientists

  • Mapping and Tracking Change using Drones

  • Smart Reforestation

  • Living Things and their Habitat

  • Working Scientifically

  • Reports and Journalistic Writing

  • Classic Novels

  • Properties of Shapes

  • Angles

  • Measurement and Conversion

Ummat Somjee – Insects and Morphology

  • Flight

  • Morphic traits

  • Behavioral Biology

  • Energy

  • Properties of Materials

  • Working Scientifically

  • Classic Fiction

  • Non-chronological Reports

  • Statistics

  • Geometry

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