2017 Heritage Festival
At Applewild, we believe in the importance of presentation literacy and public speaking skills.
Applewild’s curriculum intentionally spirals through the grades with academic concepts and expectations expanding and growing in complexity as students are ready to delve more deeply into new and exciting intellectual challenges. Through a variety of engaging academic challenges, students learn key research skills and methods and present their findings beginning in first grade with the Animal Project. By the fourth grade, students research a country representing the heritage of their families. They thoughtfully present their findings and projects in a public forum, and as with so many Applewild research projects, students are expected to be ready to share their new knowledge and research with various members of our community.
These experiences culminate in eighth grade with several projects including the Eleanor Crow Public Speaking Contest, participation in History Day, the Hands Across Time project, and individual student speeches at graduation. Through a creative curriculum, students grow in their understanding of themselves as learners and gain confidence. Learn more about how an Applewild education grows students into confident scholars at our next Open House.