Overarching themes, as well as “big ideas”, drives the Social Studies and Science curricula at Oasis Day School. Several themes cross more than one grade level so that they can be studied from different perspectives and in greater depth. We use primary and secondary sources, both print and electronic media. We also supplement our instruction with a variety of independent texts and online sources, including Brain Pop, and IXL.
Science Techbook (Discovery Education)
Throughout the Science curriculum (and across all disciplines) is a particular focus on inquiry: exploration and discovery, the scientific method, problem solving, and creativity, as well as collaboration and cooperation.
Science Techbook has helped change the way our students experience real-world phenomena, boosting their achievement and igniting their interest in the exploration of crosscutting science concepts.
This digital textbook is a one-stop shop, providing the perfect mixture of resources that teachers need to bring science to life. From STEM project starters, interactive tools, and hands-on labs, to model lessons and real-time student data, Science Techbook transforms classrooms into rich ecosystems that open students’ minds and inspire them to learn.
In 2015, Landfall Foundation granted OASIS NC with a STEM for Them (Too!) grant.
Social Studies Techbook (Discovery Education)
Social Studies Techbook is a comprehensive, standards-aligned, core curricular resource that uses an inquiry-based approach to enhance literacy and critical thinking skills. Courses include U.S. History, World History, Civics and Government, and World Geography and Cultures.
Engage Students Like Never Before.
Brings historical events, concepts, and phenomena to life for our students with engaging multimedia resources including interactive text, maps, and timelines, plus videos, photos, audio, and hundreds of primary sources.
Easy to Use, Anywhere, Any time.
The streamlined, responsive design provides our students with an easy-to-follow, consistent experience, accessible from any device, in any instructional setting.
Thank you to the Rite Aid KidCents Foundation for their grant to purchase these programs!