Mosaica School Design
Mosaica Education’s Paragon© Curriculum combines the rigor of classical education with the relevance required by contemporary society. Students learn about character, ethics, empathy and self esteem implicitly by studying the world’s great heroes, both canonical and unsung, and by stepping into the shoes of great historical figures, both real and imaginary. Paragon looks to the past to prepare students to become the architects of tomorrow.
Paragon Teaches Rich Content Through Hands-On Study
With a hands-on approach, Paragon addresses students’ multiple intelligences and individual learning styles. Through this engaging curriculum, students gain historical information, and come to understand the expansive potential open to them if they can identify with early clarity their individual strengths and sense of purpose.
Rather than teach history in bits and pieces in arbitrary sequence, Paragon’s fully integrated, chronological approach demonstrates to students how one idea builds on and evolves into another. The curriculum illustrates how sweeping cycles repeat and leads students to understand the evolutions of world cultures. In Paragon, students study history across continents, and gain a profound understanding of the manner in which many ideas develop at the same time in independent cultures unaware of the other’s breakthroughs. Through this progression, students develop a larger picture of history and its associated interrelationships. Rather than memorize names, dates, and events in isolation, students recall the sequential circumstances surrounding these events and remember more readily both factual information and conceptual relevance.
Paragon Curriculum is Practical Because It’s Meaningful
Students learn connected networks of knowledge, skills, beliefs, and attitudes that they will find useful both in and outside of school. The significance and meaningfulness of the content is emphasized in how it is presented to students, how it is developed through activities, and how it is authentically assessed. Step-by-step daily lesson plans are organized around essential questions that have captivated thinkers for millennia and that will continue to fascinate students, thereby connecting them with the content more profoundly, more personally, and more purposefully.
Paragon is a Model of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The content-rich Paragon curriculum is interdisciplinary, engaging, discovery-based, student centered, and multi-cultural.
Paragon is unique because it:
Replaces the traditional history and social studies curriculum
Contributes to education reform
Balances cultural literacy with hands on learning
Fulfills state and national history, social studies, and geography standards
Integrated Interdisciplinary Approach
Paragon integrates music
Paragon integrates technology and computer literacy
Paragon integrates the arts
Paragon is powerful
Paragon uses an integrated interdisciplinary approach that enables students to see all subjects as part of their lives, rather than as separate, often daunting disciplines. Paragon integrates language arts, math, science, philosophy, geography with topics, issues and problems that transcend the boundaries of single disciplines and demand the power of integration within and across them.