emergent curriculum, the human body
When a group of 4 year olds had trouble constructing a standing figure made from clay and wire, we askedthem 'What makes your body stand up?' and they responded with 'Bones and Muscles!' The ensuing conversation demonstrated a great deal of prior knowledge and curiosity about the human body, and an in-depth investigation began with research - in the children's terms: 'Finding out about stuff.'
  • emergent curriculum, the human body
  • emergent curriculum, human body
  • emergent curriculum, heart
  • emergent curriculum, the brain
  • emergent curriculum, documentation
  • emergent curriculum, constructing body drawings.
  • emergent curiculum, germs

In classrooms that use inquiry-based approaches - including those who use Emergent Curriculum, engage in long or short term project work, or are inspired by Reggio Emilia - we work hard to find the time to document children's ideas, thinking, and learning.

The chocolate project evolved from the children's disbelief about where chocolate comes from....
Fall 2017
NS College of ECE, Halifax, N.S.
November 18th 2017
Ottawa area (Kanata)
October 19th and 20th
Prince Edward Island
November 21
Online (closed group)
February 3rd 2018
Hamilton, Ontario